Gunmen have kidnapped three underage children in Ajaokuta Local Government area of Kogi State. They are demanding a N100m ransom.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Kogi State Command William Ayah confirmed the abduction on Friday.
In a statement, he said the Commissioner of Police in the state Edward Ebuka has deployed operatives of various police anti-kidnapping units in collaboration with vigilantes and hunters to trail the kidnappers in order to rescue the children and bring the perpetrators to book.
The three children whose ages ranged from three, five, and ten years were on Wednesday evening, around 8pm, kidnapped at their residence, Kaduna Estate Ajaokuta Steel Township complex, by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.
Eyewitness reports revealed 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 disclosed that the gunmen on Thursday morning contacted the family and demanded N100m as ransom for the children’s possible release.