At least seven travellers have been kidnapped at Geregu-Ajaokuta road in Kogi State, according to the State Police Command.
The abductees include a lawyer, a doctor, and five others traveling in different vehicles by 2 pm last Tuesday when they were attacked by their abductors.
An eyewitness told newsmen that the gunmen laid siege on the said road for several hours, shooting sporadically, and in the process, many passengers were abducted while many sustained gunshot injuries.
According to the police spokesperson, William Aya, the command got winds of the attack of the hoodlums and drafted the men of the Rapid Response Squad operating in the area to their rescue.
“Seven persons were abducted, six people were rescued with bullet wounds and six vehicles were recovered at the scene of the incident,” he said.
He added that the police, including the sister security agencies and vigilantes have been mobilised to comb the areas in order to rescue the seven abducted persons.