Kogi Environment Commissioner shot as he escapes being kidnapped

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The Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Hon. Adewale Omofiaye on Sunday escaped being kidnapped but was shot on the leg by some suspected kidnappers.

The incident happened between Ikoyi and Iyara at about 5pm on Sunday evening.

Our reporter further gathered that the commissioner was on his way to Lokoja when over 5 suspected kidnappers opened fire on his vehicle.

The source said they were three in numbers in the car but the commissioner sustained gun shot injury but was able to escaped from the scene of the attack.

Another eye witness said some other road users were kidnapped and taken into the bush by the kidnappers.

The source further confirmed that the Chairman of Ijumu Local Government Area who doubles as ALGON chairman in Kogi State, Hon. Isah Taufiq has mobilized the vigilantes and hunters in search of scores that were kidnapped by the kidnappers.

However, the injured Commissioner of environment, Adewale Omofaiye is reported to be in stable condition.

When contracted, the Kogi state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP William Ayah said the command was yet to briefed about the development.

He promised to get back to our reporter when he has been properly briefed, but up till the time of filling this report, there has not been any official report from the kogi state police cammand.

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