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Gunmen kidnap popular supermarket owner in Kogi



The owner of the popular ‘Seat of Wisdom Supermarket’ in Lokoja, Kogi State, Mrs Ugochukwu Okpala, has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

It was gathered that the woman was kidnapped at gun point on Friday evening, March 4, right in front of her supermarket located at the Gadumo area of Ganaja, a suburb of the capital city of Lokoja.

Mrs Okpala was said to be sitting and discussing with friends at the front of the supermarket when the gunmen struck and whisked her away to an unknown destination.

No contact has been made with the family of the woman as at the time of this report.


Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP William Aya, who confirmed the incident, said that the police was informed that Okpala was abducted at the closing period of Friday in her shop.

He added the woman was about entering her car for home when “she was accosted, pushed into their own car and drove off to an unknown destination”

The PPRO noted further that her abductors abandoned her car and drove off in their own car with her.

SP Aya said the state commissioner of police, CP Edward Eboka, had mobilised officers in conjunction with all other sister security agencies, including the local vigilante to go after her abductors.

“We got the information about the kidnap and the Commissioner of Police has activated all security architecture to ensure that the lady is freed without hurt while the culprits would be apprehended and brought to justice,” he added.


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