Abducted former provost dies in crossfire between kidnappers, vigilantes in Kogi

The former provost Kogi State College of Education (Technical), Kabba, Chief Julius Oshadumo, has been killed in a crossfire between kidnappers and vigilantes who were on a rescue mission in a forest located at Ogori-Magongo in Kogi State.

He was abducted by unknown gunmen about two weeks ago in ECWA church Okedayo, Kabba during a Sunday service where one person was killed while three were kidnapped.

He was the pioneer Provost, College of Education (Technical), Kabba and during the attack, his wife and other worshipers were shot by the kidnappers. One person was killed.

It was gathered that the vigilante group trailed the kidnappers to a forest around the Ogori community in Kogi State and engaged the abductors in a gun duel but Oshadumo was felled by stray bullets.

His body, which was recovered by the vigilantes, had already been deposited at the Ogori General Hospital.

The wife and the other worshipers, who were shot during the Sunday service, are still recuperating in an undisclosed hospital in the state.

However all efforts to confirmed ty report from the Kogi state police command public relations officer, DSP William Ayah proved abortive as he was not picking his calls when Tribune Online called on his phone number.

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