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Kidnappers Abduct Corp Members, Shoot One To Death Along Abuja-Lokoja Road

Kidnappers along Lokoja-Abuja Highway have abducted members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on their way from Ede NYSC Orientation Camp, Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria. 

The number of abducted corps members could not be ascertained as of the time of filing this report. Adenike Adeyemi, spokesperson of the NYSC could not be reached as of the time of filing this report Wednesday morning.

A source told HumAngle that the attack happened on Tuesday hours after the corp members left the orientation camp.

A Corp member identified as Suleiman Yusuf Bomoi, a graduate of English Language from the Federal University Gashua was shot dead by the armed gang.

Another source close to his family told HumAngle that his body has been deposited at the Sabon Wuse General Hospital in Niger State. 

Williams Aya, Spokesperson of Kogi State Police Command was not immediately available for comment.  Calls put to his mobile phone did not go through.

Kidnappers along the expressway had recently laid siege on the road and unleashed terror on travellers, leading to the deaths of many people.

In February, another corp member, Samuel Adigun, and eight others were kidnapped by some gunmen in army uniforms near Idu village, along Lokoja-Abuja Road.

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Aliyu Dahiru

Aliyu Dahiru is an assistant editor and head of extremism and radicalization desks at HumAngle. He is a fact-checker and has a passion for analyzing jihadism in Africa and telling the stories of those affected by conflict and insecurity. Tweets: @Aliyussufiy

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