Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the district head of Ofugo at Opulega, in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, Chief Abdulkerim Aliyu and demanded N5m as ransom.
It was gathered that the incident happened around 7:30 pm on Saturday, September 3, 2023, when the hoodlums invaded his palace and whisked him away.
According to the locals, the kidnappers came to his house, disguised as police officers from Kogi State Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department, Lokoja, and took him away in his Lexus SUV for an undisclosed interview at their headquarters.
“His Lexus jeep was seen parked around Ikanekpo, a village before Opulega on Anyigba – Ankpa road on Sunday. That was when it dawned on us that the district head was kidnapped and not under arrest. His kidnappers have put a call to the members of his family, demanding N5 million ransom,” said Danladi Jibo, a resident of the town.