In Kogi, gunmen kidnap 14 Indians and kill six.


In Kogi state's Ajaokuta LGA, gunmen have kidnapped 14 Indian citizens.

During the attack on Friday, August 5, about 9 p.m., two Indians, two police officers, and two drivers perished.

The gunmen attacked the expatriates while they were being led by the police to the ceramic company in the evening, according to Kogi police spokesperson William Ovye-Aya.

Before the attackers withdrew, according to Ovye-Aya, the Area Commander and a local military detachment needed to be reinforced.

In order to restore order in the area, Kogi Commissioner of Police CP Edward Egbuka, who went to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment, ordered the deployment of additional operational assets, including members of the Police Mobile Force, the Counter Terrorism Unit, the Quick Response Unit, and the State Intelligence Bureau.

"The CP is assuring the people that the Command is committed to working in collaboration with other security agencies as well as patriotic stakeholders to make the State a safe and secure place for all and sundry," read the statement.

He has also requested that the State Criminal Investigation Department's (SCID) deputy commissioner of police launch an investigation into the regrettable incident in order to determine the root of the attack's immediate and remote causes and apprehend those responsible.



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