Scores of travelers have been reportedly kidnapped at Ijagbe community in Mopamuro local government area of Kogi state on Wednesday
It was gathered that a passenger bus and a newly-imported vehicle were intercepted by the armed men, who kidnapped the passengers on board on the the federal highway.
A passenger, Mr. Abdul Ohinoyi who said he escaped being abducted in a miraculous way told reporters that the kidnappers hijacked the passenger bus and abducted all passengers on board.
He indicated that one of his in-laws was also a victim, saying the hoodlums are yet to establish contact with the victims’ families.
“Kidnappers hijacked a passengers bus and another car, it was one of these imported fairly usedbvehicles; 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’ve not contacted anyone but police and vigilantes are in the bush searching for the bandits and victims,” he said
Kogi State Police Command, on Thursday, confirmed the abduction of two passengers on Wednesday in Ijagbe community.
The Police spokesman, SP William Aya, said only two persons were kidnapped and not all occupants of the passengers bus.
He added that as the information got to the command, the Commissioner of Police quickly drafted his men fully armed to the Ijagbe community where the incident happened.