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Scores kidnapped as Kogi commissioner escapes, sustains gunshot wounds



The Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Victor Adewale Omofaiye, on Sunday escaped being kidnapped but sustained gunshot wounds when unknown gunmen opened fire on his vehicle.

It was gathered that the incident happened between Ikoyi and Iyara at about 5:00 pm on Sunday. A source confirmed that the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area, who doubles as ALGON chairman in Kogi State, Isah Taufiq, has mobilised the vigilantes and hunters in search of those that were kidnapped by the kidnappers.

The state police public relations officer, DSP William Aya, who confirmed the incident, however, said that the number of those kidnapped had yet to be ascertained.

He said that officers in collaboration with other security agencies and local vigilantes are on the trail of the Kidnappers.

The Commissioner, Ade Omofaiye is reported to be in a stable condition having escaped with injuries.

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