South-East – Abuja bound passengers in two luxury buses have been kidnapped in Kogi State.
The incident took place at the weekend at Inele-Eteke Ogugu new road in Kogi East Senatorial District of Kogi State.
Eye witnesses said the armed groups stormed and barricaded the highway, preventing travellers from assessing the way to Abuja.
The source told Irohinoodua that the buses belonged to
GIG and ABC transport companies.
They were heading to Abuja from the South-East.
While the GIG bus left Umuahia, Abia State on Saturday en route Abuja the CIG left Anambra State also on Saturday night
The victims should not be less than 60 people, including women, children and the aged.
Kogi State Police said it was working effectively to locate the bandits.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP William Ayah, in a statement issued on Monday said all security networks in Kogi had been reactivated to track down the bandits.
He said the Police were working with hunters and vigilante in the state.
Ayah confirmed that two buses were involved in the incident.
He said the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Bethrand Onuoha, had deployed additional tactical squad, made up of the Quick Response Unit, Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit, and other Police operatives.