In Ajaokuta, Kogi, two police officers, Indian expatriate killed, others kidnapped

Unidentified gunmen killed five people and kidnapped three others in Kogi State’s Ajaokuta Local Government Area.

According to reports, two police officers, an Indian expatriate, a driver, and one other person were killed.

According to sources, the incident occurred Friday night around 7:30 p.m. as the victims were returning from the West African Ceramics in Ajaokuta.

“It’s another bad day for us in Ajaokuta,” a source said. We are still mourning the deaths of seven officers and the kidnapping of three children. Another tragic incident has occurred.
“The deceased and kidnapped victims were going back to their Niger bridge estate before they were ambushed. They work with West African Ceramics. The Police officers exchanged gunfire with the criminals but unfortunately, two of them were killed alongside an Indian man, a driver and one other person inside the vehicle. The name of the driver is Muhammed. Also, three foreigners have been taken to the bush by these unidentified gunmen”.

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Efforts to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) in Kogi State, William Ovye Aya proved abortive at the time of filing this report.

The latest attack in Ajaokuta is coming a few days after unidentified gunmen killed two Police officers and five vigilante men in Jada Bassa area of Kogi State.

Similarly, on Wednesday 3rd August 2022, unknown gunmen stormed Kaduna Estate in Ajaokuta Steel Complex and kidnapped three children.

The kidnappers are still demanding N100m before releasing their victims.

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