14 Abducted Abuja-bound passengers rescued – Police


The Kogi State Police Command has announced the release of 14 Abuja-bound passengers who were kidnapped last Friday.
The victims were kidnapped in Inyenle, Ogugu, in Kogi State’s Olamaboro Local Government Area, while travelling in two buses owned by God is Good Motors (GIG) and ABC Transport.

But on Thursday, the spokesperson of the Kogi State Police Command William Aya, said they have regained their freedom following a combined effort of the military, police, hunters, and vigilantes.

However, he did not give further details of how the victims regained their freedom.

“I can confirm that all the kidnapped victims of God Is Good Motors and ABC Transports have regained freedom,” Aya said.

Although whether a ransom was paid was not mentioned.

The GIG bus left Umuahia at 7:30 am and was hijacked at Inyenle, Ogugu in Kogi state. They were headed to Abuja with 14 Passengers who were all adopted in Inyenle. The driver of the GIG Motors was rescued earlier the same day while others were marched into the bush.