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Armed Gang Abducts 2 Farmers, 1 Other In North-central Nigeria

The victims were abducted in two different locations in Egbeda community, Kabba in Kogi West Senatorial District.

Two farmers and one other person have been reported abducted by a terror gang in Kogi State, North-central Nigeria.

The attackers abducted the three persons at two different locations in Egbeda community, Kabba in Kogi West Senatorial District of the state.

While two of the victims who were identified as Olorunpomi Damilola, a staff of the College of Education (Technical) Kabba, and Pastor Mayowa Otitolaye are partners in a poultry farm business,  the identity of the third person is still unknown. 

William Aya, the State Police spokesperson who confirmed the incident to HumAngle said that the police command was briefed around 9 p.m. WAT on Wednesday by the District Police Officer in charge of the area.

“Our men are combing the bush at the moment, officers have teamed up with the local vigilantes and other security agencies to hunt the kidnappers, and we are optimistic that the abducted victims will be rescued while the kidnappers will be apprehended,” Aya said.

The Punch reported that the attackers shot sporadically when they arrived at the scene to scare away onlookers as they made away with their victims behind the Christ Apostolic Church, Egbeda-Kabba. According to the report, an anonymous stakeholder in the area pointed out the importance of partnering with the services of an indigenous security squad to help in securing the community but also complained of the lack of mobilisation.

“Other neighbouring communities in Okun land have already taken to this precautionary measure to forestall such insecurities of lives and property, reiterating the need to do the same in the entire Kabba land as many men of shady characters have infiltrated the surrounding forest,” the unnamed person  said.

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