It was a narrow escape for Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Honorable Adewale Omofaye on Sunday evening, when bandits attempted to kidnap him  along Ikoyi and Iyara road at about 5pm.

Although the commissioner escaped, he however sustained gunshot wound from bullets fired at him by the bandits.

It was further gathered that the commissioner was on his way to Lokoja when over 5 suspected kidnappers opened fire on his vehicle. Two other persons were said to be travelling in the car with the commissioner.

Omofate sustained gun shot wounds from the kidnappers bullets but he and his co-travelers were able to escaped from the scene of the attack.

The commissioner however, was said to be stable after the escape.

It was also gathered that some other road users were abducted and taken into the bush by the kidnappers.

The Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area who is also ALGON chairman in Kogi State, Honorable Isah Taufiq was reported to have since mobilized the vigilantes and hunters in search of those that were abducted by the kidnappers.

The Ikoyi-Ijumu Development Association (IDA) leadership has indicated that it is highly impressed with the very swift response of the Security personnels, especially, the DPO at Iyara and Vigilantes, including the hunters under the direct supervision of Ijumu LG Chairman,
security agencies, vigilantes, hunters make effort to rescue victims

 

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