Gunmen have demanded an N100m ransom for the release of three children kidnapped in Ajaokuta Local Government area of Kogi State.
Naija News gathered that the three children were abducted on Wednesday evening at their residence in Kaduna Estate Ajaokuta Steel Township complex.
It was learned that the kidnappers who were fully armed with guns shot sporadically to scare residents away before they abducted the children.
A family member who wants anonymity told Channels television that the gunmen on Thursday morning contacted the family and demanded N100m as ransom.
However, the State Command Spokesman, William Ayah, has confirmed the kidnap in a statement released on Friday
He said the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka, has deployed operatives of various police anti-kidnapping units in collaboration with local security officers to trail the kidnappers in order to rescue the children and bring the perpetrators to book.
The incident is coming days after gunmen killed three policemen and five vigilantes at Jida-Bassa also in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the state.