A trader has been killed and many others abducted as unknown gunmen stormed a market in Akpanya-Agbedo community in Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State.
It was gathered that the gunmen in their large numbers at about 2 pm on Sunday, August 14, and started shooting sporadically to scare the people.
A shop owner in the community identified as Johnson, was hit by stray bullets and died, while another person identified as Edwin Etodo was abducted with many others and forced into the bush.
According to Daily Trust report, the kidnappers have contacted the victims’ families and demanded the sum of N20M as ransom.
Spokesperson of the State police Command, William Aya, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Monday August 15, stated that it was a case of invasion in the market whereby Johnson who owns a shop was killed, and Edwin was abducted along with many others in the market to an unknown destination.
He added that the police authorities have deployed a crack team to the areas to bring the situation under control while linking with the stakeholders in the community to move against the suspects in a view to arrest them.