Vigilantes foil kidnap attempt of travelers on Saturday along Abuja – Lokoja expressway by suspected kidnappers..
Vigilantes foil kidnap attempt along Abuja–Lokoja highway
By our correspondent
An attempt by suspected kidnappers to abduct travelers on Saturday along Abuja – Lokoja expressway was foiled by some members of the vigilante group in Adabo village.
A member of the vigilante group, who preferred , confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Sunday.
He narrated that
The gunmen emerged from the bush in order to flag down vehicles on the highway, when vigilante members immediately went after them, a member of the vigilante group, who does not want his name in print, said.
According to him, the vigilante members summoned courage after they engaged the gunmen in shoot-out with their locally-made guns, which forced the kidnappers to flee into the bush.
He said: “Th incident happened actually around 10:00am on Saturday. They came out of the bush in order to kidnap travellers; but immediately we got the information, we went after them and engaged them in shoot-out. As they heard the sound of our gun shots, they fled into the bush.”
An eyewitness who does not want his ne in print also said but for the timely intervention of the vigilante members who chased them away into the bush, his vehicle almost ran into the kidnappers’ ambush.
He said: “I was actually conveying passengers from Lokoja on my way to Zuba, when I sighted the gunmen some metres away. As I attempted to reverse, some vigilante men from a nearby village came and engaged them.”
All attempts to reach to the spokesman of the Kogi state Police Command, DSP Williams Aya, to his version of the story was abortive.