Gunmen kidnap Kogi miners’ chairman

KOGI State Miners Association, Yunusa Oruma has been kidnapped by some gunmen at his residence at Ankpa local government council of the state.

According to the brother of the victim, Prince Oruma on Wednesday disclosed to newsmen that his brother was relaxing in his house when gunmen numbering eight invaded the place at about 8 pm on Sunday and began shooting sporadically.

He said the gunmen in the process seized his brother and drove away with him, adding that no information had been heard since the incident.

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He said the incident has been reported to the police and other security agencies in Ankpa, appealing for concerted efforts to secure the release of the victim.

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer of the Kogi Command, William Aya, confirmed the incident, adding that efforts were ongoing by its men to rescue the victim.