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Gunmen strike again in Kogi, kidnap six

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of at least six workers of a ceramic company located at Itobe, Kogi by suspected gunmen.

The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the State, DSP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday that the workers were abducted on June 29.

Aya said that the workers were working at one of the mining sites of the company located at Emiworo community in Ajaokuta Local Government Area when they were abducted.

According to the police spokesman, the kidnappers who were said to be heavily armed overpowered the workers before marching them into the bush.

Aya added that the police in collaboration with other security agencies had commenced a manhunt for the kidnappers.

He assured that the victims would be rescued unhurt anytime from now.

Meanwhile, Mrs Asanah Shaibu whose husband, Hassan Shaibu,was among those kidnapped has appealed to the police to help in rescuing her husband and other victims.

“Yes, my husband was among those ceramic workers kidnapped in Emiworo.

“We are yet to hear anything from their abductors. As I speak to you, I am confused and I don’t know where to go,” she told newsmen.

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