Nigeria: Gunmen Hijack Buses and Abduct Passengers on Kogi Road

Nigeria: Gunmen Hijack Buses and Abduct Passengers on Kogi Road

By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria

A harrowing incident unfolded on the Kogi Road as a group of gunmen intercepted buses traveling from Kogi State to Abuja, seizing the vehicles and abducting passengers in a brazen act of criminality. The news sent shockwaves through the region, prompting swift action from law enforcement authorities to address the situation.

In response to the abduction, the Commissioner of Police for Kogi State, CP Bethrand Onuoha, swiftly mobilized a tactical team to initiate rescue operations for the victims. The deployment of additional resources, including Quick Response Units, Police Mobile Forces, Counter-Terrorism Units, and conventional police personnel, underscores the gravity of the situation and the commitment of law enforcement to secure the safe return of the abducted individuals.

Amidst the chaos, a middle-aged man took to social media to share the traumatic experience of his wife’s abduction, shedding light on the urgency of the situation and appealing for assistance in raising awareness. His wife was among those kidnapped during the ordeal, which further underscores the human toll of such criminal acts.

The abduction has instilled fear among road users, with many expressing concerns about their safety while traversing the Kogi/Abuja expressway. However, there remains a glimmer of hope as security agencies intensify their efforts to locate and rescue the victims while apprehending the perpetrators responsible for this heinous act.

The incident serves as a stark reminder of the persistent threat posed by criminal elements operating in various parts of the country and underscores the need for continued vigilance and proactive measures to safeguard the lives and property of citizens. As efforts to combat kidnapping and other forms of criminality persist, collaboration between law enforcement agencies and members of the public remains paramount in ensuring the safety and security of communities across Nigeria.

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