Saturday, 14 March 2015

Three Chinese nationals kidnapped in Kogi

In what has become a trend, Barely one week after two expatriate Chinese workers were kidnapped in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, three other Chinese citizens were on Friday abducted in the state.

It was gathered that the three Chinese nationals were kidnapped at the crusher area, a suburb of Lokoja metropolis in the early hours of Thursday.

It was further gathered that the gunmen numbering about 12 stormed the company premises in the area where the victims reside between the hours of 4am and 5am and engaged the five police officers attached to the company in a gun battle.

A policeman was killed in the process while another one sustained injured.

The Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi said the kidnappers escaped with their victims through the bush.

He confirmed that one policeman was killed and another one was injured, saying that the police are on the trail of the gunmen.

The commissioner, who noted that the incidence of Kidnapping is becoming rampart in the state, said that the police will soon arrest the kidnap cartel in the state.

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