Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Wednesday killed two persons and abducted unspecified number of people on Lokoja – Abuja road in Kogi State.
According to reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), those killed included Mr Nicholas Ofodile, proprietor of the popular Chuks Supermarket in Lokoja, and a commercial taxi driver.
He said that the actual number and identity of those kidnapped were unknown as many vehicles were involved.
Aya, however, said that police have started combing the bush with the aim of rescuing the kidnapped victims.
He said that the kidnappers struck twice at two different spots on the road between 6:40a.m. and 8:a.m.
He said that the corpse of Ofodile was taken to the mortuary of Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, while that of the second victim was handed over to his relations.
He said that eight vehicles, including a luxury bus, were flagged down by the suspected kidnappers.
According to him, all the vehicles were heading to Lokoja when the incident occurred.
He said five of the vehicles were in police custody at Gegu, while the commercial Volkswagen station wagon was handed over to the relations of the driver who died in the incident . (NAN)