The kidnap in Kogi demonstrated yet again the level of insecurity in this country. No country is Crime free, but in setting where undesirable criminal elements often take other people away by force and demand money for returning them, it calls for intense attention.
In a report made by Guardian News few hours ago, a band of marauders abducted eight worker of West African Ceramic in Kogi and took them to yet an unknown destination. The incident is said to have happened at the early hours of yesterday, 30 June in Emiworo in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the state.
According to the report, eight mining workers of the ceramic company were loading stones at Emiworo, stones that will be moved to their site in Ajaokuta when the gunmen from nowhere surrounded the workers and took eight of them away.
It was gathered that the kidnappers who invaded and whisked the workers away were well armed with sophisticated weapons.
Hassan Saibu, one of the victims wife who spoke to the news correspondence said that she has not heard from her husband nor from those that kidnapped her husband since yesterday. She said that she has been thrown into a state of confusion and that she doesn't know what to do nor where to run to.
In her own words, "my husband was among those ceramic workers kidnapped in Emiworo. We are yet to hear anything from their abductors. As I speak to you, I'm in confused and I don’t know where to go from here”.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Ovye Aya also confirmed the news. Aya highlighted that police in collaborate with other security agencies are working together to ensure that the abducted workers regain their freedom and reunite with their families.
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