Police Confirm Couple’s Kidnap In Kogi State

Hakeem Busari, the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, has confirmed the abduction of one Henshaw Ativie and his wife in the state.

According to Busari, the couple were kidnapped by some gunmen along Itakpe-Adogo road in Adavi Local Government Area of the state.

Busari said that the couple, their seven-year-old son, and four-year-old twin daughters were travelling to Edo in their Jeep when they ran into the kidnappers on Sunday, April 14.

The Police Commissioner said that the abductors forced the vehicle to a stop by shooting at the tyres before ordering the occupants to come down.

According to him, the kidnappers later led the man and his wife into the nearby bush and left the three children stranded by the roadside.

He said that policemen deployed to the scene discovered that one of the twins was hit by a bullet fired by the kidnappers.

The Police Commissioner said that the girl was taken to hospital for treatment, while the remaining two children and the vehicle were in Police custody.

He promised that the men of Operation Puff Adder recently deployed to the state were already on the trail of the kidnappers, giving assurance that the couple would be rescued soon.

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