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Gunmen Abduct Kogi Commisioner At His Farm



By Chris Nomjov

About five gunmen kidnapped the Commissioner of Lands in Kogi State, Mr. Steven Mayaki, on Sunday, at his farm.

An eyewitness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told journalists in Lokoja that the five gunmen trailed and kidnapped  the commissioner at his farm in Osara village, Adavi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday morning.

According to him, the gunmen stormed Mayaki’s farm in a Prado Jeep, forcibly  picked up the commissioner  and  drove away the victim away to an unknown destination.

Kogi State Police Public  Relations Officer, Mr Adebayo Collins, confirmed the kidnap, adding that the command was doing everything possible to rescue the commissioner unhurt.

Collins said, “It is true the commissioner  was kidnapped but the command is on top of the matter.”

The  state High Court Judge, Justice Samuel Obayomi, who was kidnapped last Monday,  has yet to be released.

The judge’s orderly, Mr.  Usman Musa,  was shot dead in the encounter.

The kidnappers later demanded N150m ransom before they could  release the judge.

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