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Gunmen kidnap 3 sisters in Kogi, demand N100m ransom



Gunmen have in the early hours of Tuesday, abducted three sisters from a family in Eteh – Okofi community in Kogi-Koton Karfe Local Government Council of Kogi State.

A family member of the victims who pleaded anonymity said: “The gunmen went straight into the bedroom where the three sisters were sleeping, woke them up and marched them into the bush.

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“You know, the three of them were sleeping in one room. It was a strange sound that one of the brothers heard and decided to open the door to find out what was happening. They started shooting into the air and by then, they already held the sisters,” he said.

“Actually, a contact was established this afternoon, just at about 30 minutes ago, they were demanding for N100 million ransom, but negotiation is still ongoing,” he further stated.

The Chairman of Kogi-Koton Karfe Council, Isah Abdulkarim, confirmed the incident but said he was yet to get details about the kidnap incident.

ASP Williams Ayah, spokesperson of the Kogi State Police Command, neither answered calls nor replied to a text message sent to his phone over the development.

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