Armed men invaded Auchi-Okene Road, abducted 15 people

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Pic.13. Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, during the handing over ceremony of the 19th to the 20th IGP at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (16/1/19). 00555/16/1/2019/Anthony Alabi/NAN

Dec 22, 2019

Some well armed gunmen have reportedly attacked travelers enroute Okene – Auchi road, Achoze, in Kogi State.

The incident occured on Tuesday evening, 17th December, 2019.

One of the victims who managed to escape said the armed men who were on masks invaded the highway and were shooting sporadically. Succeeded in stopping some vehicles conveying traveles.

It was during their continues shooting that some men of Civil Defence Corps who mounted roadblocks some killomiters away rush down to the scene. it was late as the kidnappers have already left with the victims.

Since after the governorship election in the state, Lokoja – Abuja – Okene highways have been a dangerous route for travelers and commuters.