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Many Kidnapped As Gunmen Shoot Kogi State Commissioner

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have shot the Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Adewale Omofaiye, in the leg.

It was gathered that although Omofaiye escaped from the gunmen, he was hit on the leg by bullet.

The incident occurred around 5 pm on Sunday between Ikoyi and Iyara areas of the state.

According to Sahara Reporters, three persons were said to be in the car when they were waylaid and attacked by the gunmen.

The suspected kidnappers reportedly opened fire on his vehicle while he was on his way to Lokoja and he was hit in the leg by a bullet.

The commissioner is, however, said to be in stable condition and receiving treatment.

It was learnt that some motorists were kidnapped and whisked away into the bush by the gunmen.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Correctional Service (prison) located in Jos, the Plateau State capital has come under attack from gunmen suspected to be bandits.

Information gathered by Naija News says the attackers who stormed the facility on Sunday afternoon, shot heavily forcing nearby residents to scamper for safety.

Confirming the attack, the spokesperson of the Plateau state police command Gabriel Ogba however said security operatives have taken control of the situation.

Yes, some gunmen attacked the prison today,” Ogaba said.

We are currently on top of the situation,” he added.

Speaking on the incident, the controller of corrections (PRO) Francis Enobore said the attackers opened fire on the security operatives guarding the correctional centre before they gained entrance.

Enobore however added that the attackers were trapped inside the facility as reinforcement from sister security agencies arrived before they could exit.



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