Sunday, 14 August 2016

Gunmen Kidnap 5, Including Party Chieftain Along Abuja-Lokoja Highway

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kogi State, Idris Ozi Shaibu, and four others were reportedly kidnapped at Osara along Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Highway in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State.

According to a source, the party leader was on his way from Abuja on Friday night when seven gunmen stopped his vehicle and kidnapped him.

His driver who was also said to have been kidnapped and later released after his phone was taken.
The source told our correspondent that another vehicle riding behind the APC chieftain was stopped and all three passengers were also kidnapped.

Close relatives of the APC chieftain told SUNDAY Punch on condition of anonymity that they were in contact with the kidnappers but that they had refused to comply with demands for a ransom to secure his release.

Efforts to confirm the abduction by the Police Public Relation Officer, Mr. William Ayah, proved abortive as he could not be reached when calls were made to him.

Culled from: Punch Newspaper