Kidnappers Strikes Again on Okene–Lokoja Road, Kills Father of 18

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Tragedy struck again in Kogi State as a popular commercial driver in Lokoja, Mallam Aliyu Danborno was gruesomely murdered in the late hours of Thursday at the Osara – Irepeni axis of Okene – Lokoja road by suspected kidnappers.

Family sources said some daredevil gunmen attacked and shot the father of eighteen children on his neck on his way from Onitsha in Anambra state. He was reportedly shot while trying to manoeuvre his way through the road block set on the highway by the kidnappers.

Until his death, Dan Borno was a transporter whose vehicle ply Lokoja-Onisha route in Anambra state.

He is survived by his father, mother, four wives and 18 children.

Recall that some relief came the way of commuters using the road in the last one month that Kogi state government engaged the services of local hunters to provide security along the corridor of the highway notable for high rate of criminality.

All efforts to reach the Police public relations officer of the Kogi State Command to react to the incident proved abortive.


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