Unspecified number of travellers on Wednesday were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen on Ijagbe expressway in Mopa-Muro Local Government Area of Kogi State.
The victims were said to be traveling in a commercial bus when they ran into the kidnappers, according to a passenger Abdul Ohinoyi, who luckily escaped from the scene of incident.
According to him, the kidnappers were many and heavily armed with AK-45 rifles and other dangerous weapons.
Ohinoyi, whose one of his in-laws was also kidnapped, said: “kidnappers hijacked passengers bus and another car, it was one of these ‘Tokunbo’ (imported fairly used) vehicles; the vehicle even had an accident and crashed into a tree but they still entered and picked the occupants.
“It happened on Wednesday morning. They have not contacted anyone but police and vigilantes are in the bush searching for the bandits and victims.”
He said the kidnappers have not yet reached out to the victims’ families for ransom.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Police Command’s spokesperson, William Aya, who confirmed the incident l, said only two persons were kidnapped and not the whole passengers in the bus.
He said as soon as the information reached the state police command, detectives were immediately were deployed to the Ijagbe community.