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Gunmen Kidnap 3 Children In Kogi, Demand N100m Ransom

Gunmen have kidnapped three underage children in Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi State, and  are demanding a N100m ransom.

Police spokesman in Kogi State William Ayah confirmed the abduction yesterday.

In a statement, he said the commissioner of police Edward Ebuka had deployed operatives of various police anti-kidnapping units in collaboration with vigilantes and hunters to trail the kidnappers in order to rescue the children.

The three children who are aged three, five and ten years were on Wednesday evening around eight o’clock kidnapped at their residence, Kaduna Estate, Ajaokuta Steel Township complex.

Eyewitness reports revealed that the kidnappers who were fully armed with guns shot sporadically to scare residents away before they abducted the children.

A family member who wants anonymity disclosed the gunmen contacted the family and demanded N100m as ransom. The incident came days after gunmen killed three policemen and five vigilantes at Jida-Bassa also in Ajaokuta local government area of the state.

As part of measures to curb the incessant security challenges in Kogi State, the state governor Yahaya Bello ordered the closure of all brothels and banned the use of facemasks in public places for proper identification. (CHANNELS)



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