…Demands N20m ransom
Gunmen on Sunday invaded Orie market in Agbedo community of Igalamela/Odolu council area of Kogi State, killed one person and abducted another.
The kidnappers afterward demanded for N20 Million ransom.
It was gathered that the gunmen in their large numbers stormed the market on Sunday at 2 pm and started shooting sporadically to scare the people in the market.
The development caused pandemonium in the market as a one Johnson was hit by the bullets and died in the process.
One other person was said to have been abducted and whisked to unknown place.
Vanguard however learnt that the family members of the abducted have been contacted and a demand of N20 million ransom for the release of the abducted person have be made.
It was reliably gathered that the the incident was the third time in a row when suspected gunmen would attacked the market and abduct people and later demanded for ransom.
Investigations further revealed that the suspected hoodlums were taking advantage of the thick Apayan forest in the local government area which shared boundary with Enugu and Anambra States to perpetrate their evil acts .
Sources further revealed that the people of Agbedo community in Apayain district of Igalamela/Odolu Local government area of Kogi State have continued to Appeal to the State government and security agencies in the state to come to their aid from the incessant attacks on the defenceless people on market days in the area.
Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Police Public Relation officer , William Aya however stated that it was case of invasion. He said one Johnson’s shop was attacked and the owner killed, while one other victim identified as Edwin was abducted.
He however said that, “The state Police command has mobilised officers to fish out the hoodlums and rescued the kidnapped person without hurts.”