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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Kogi Traditional Ruler

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The Adogu of Eganyi in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi, Alhaji Mohammed Adembe, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Naija News reports that the abduction was confirmed to newsmen by the police spokesman in the state, DSP William Aya.

According to the police spokesperson, Adembe was kidnapped at about 5:20 pm on the Okene -Eganyi Road.

He said the traditional ruler was returning to his community from Okene, also in Kogi, when he was kidnapped.

“His car slowed down at one of the potholes on the road; the gunmen emerged from a nearby bush and started shooting sporadically into the air, thereby forcing him to a stop.

“Other occupants of the vehicle were spared as the gunmen marched only the traditional ruler into the bush,’’ Aya explained.

He added that policemen were already combing the surrounding area and the bush to rescue the victim and reunite him with his community.

Meanwhile, the Jigawa State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the wife of the former chairman of Kaugama Local Government Area in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Yahaya Marke by unknown gunmen.

The gunmen were said to have kidnapped the politician’s wife from their residence after storming the area around 1am on Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as Hajiya Fatima, the first wife of the former LGA chairman.

One of the victim’s children Aliyu Ahmad, who spoke to Channels Television about the incident, about 10 gunmen stormed the residence on motorcycles.

He added that the family members have been contacted, but no ransom has been demanded.

“Four of the gunmen entered our father’s home all armed, while six others were outside. They beat the women in the house and whisked away my mother on their motorcycle.

“They have called us but they are yet to tell us the amount we have to pay for them to release her. We have also reported the case to the Kaugama divisional police station,” Ahmad explained.





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