By Muhammad Sabiu
The Nigeria Police Force confirmed the kidnapping of three kids in Kogi State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday night by SP William Ovye Aya, the public relations officer for the Kogi State Police.
Early reports claimed that unknown gunmen attacked Kaduna Estate in the Ajaokuta Steel Township Complex, Kogi State’s Ajaokuta Local Government Area, on Wednesday night in order to kidnap their victims.
According to information from a family source, the kidnappers sought N100m in order to release their victims.
In the statement, Aya made a hint that Kogi State Commissioner of Police CP Edward Ogbuka had sent members of the Police Mobile Force, CTU, and Quick Response Unit on the hunt for the kidnappers with the goal of freeing the kids and putting the criminals to justice.
It may be remembered that lately, in Jida Bassa, Ajaokuta Local Government, gunmen ambushed three police officers and five vigilantes, killing them all.
Kogi in the North Central part of Nigeria has also been one of the states badly hit by the activities of gunmen.