The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the kidnap of four of its personnel by unknown gunmen.
The security operatives who were reportedly on their way to Benue State for a promotion examination, were kidnapped at a spot in Alo-Offoke community on Itobe-Ayingba road.
Spokesman of the state police command, William Aya confirmed the abduction and also revealed that 3 victims of the incident who sustained injuries during the attack were rushed to the hospital.
Aya said the police team who responded to a distress call found two abandoned vehicles riddled with bullets; one Volkswagen Sharon bus with registration number Kogi KNA 220 LG and a Volkswagen Gulf car with registration number Lagos EZ 376 SMK.
Though a joint team of police and military personnel are reportedly combing the bush to rescue victims, it was learnt that the kidnappers have already established contact with the families of the victims and are demanding N30 million ransom for their release.