Gunmen abduct 14 Indians, kill six in Kogi

In Kogi state’s Ajaokuta LGA, gunmen have kidnapped 14 Indian citizens.

During the attack on Friday, August 5, about 9 p.m., two Indians, two police officers, and two drivers perished.

The gunmen attacked the expatriates while they were being led by the police to the ceramic company in the evening, according to Kogi police spokesperson William Ovye-Aya.

Before the attackers withdrew, according to Ovye-Aya, the Area Commander and a local military detachment needed to be reinforced.

Kogi Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka who visited the scene for an on-the-spot assessment, ordered the deployment of additional operational assets consisting of Operatives of the Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Quick Response Unit, and State Intelligence Bureau in synergy with other security agencies to restore normalcy in the area.

The statement read; 

“The CP is assuring the public that the Command is committed to working in synergy with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry.

“He has further asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence investigations into the unfortunate incident so as to unravel the remote and immediate cause of the attack with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.” 

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