Supermarket Owner Abducted in Kogi

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Owner of a popular retail store, Seat of Wisdom Supermarket, in Lokoja, Kogi state, Ugochukwu Okpala has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen.

She was said to have been kidnapped Friday evening shortly after closing for the day right in front of the Seat of Wisdom supermarket along Gadumo, Ganaja road, Lokoja.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SUPOL William Aya, while confirming the incident said that the police was informed that just as Okpala closed for the day and was about entering her car, she was accosted, pushed, into their own car and drove off to an unknown destination.

He also noted that the Kidnappers abandoned Okpala’s car and drove off in their own car.

The Police spokesman said the state commissioner of police, Edward Egbuka has mobilised officers in conjunction with all other sister security agencies including the local vigilantes to go after the kidnappers with a view to freeing the lady and bring the abductors to book.

“We got the information about the kidnap and the Commissioner of Police have activated all security architecture to ensure that the lady is freed without hurt while the culprits would be apprehended and brought to justice.”


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