No fewer than five persons have been kidnapped at the Orobomi community in the Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State.
One of the victims, Talatu Usman, a 36-year-old housewife was kidnapped last Thursday alongside four other persons.
According to Daily Trust, a relative of one of the kidnapped victims, simply identified as Ibrahim, said the kidnappers invaded the community at night on the said date wielding sophisticated weapons.
According to him, the kidnappers shot into the air while leading their victims into the forest, adding that there was no security presence during the attack.
He said it was later that some vigilantes from the neighbouring Girinya community mobilised to the community but the kidnappers had already left the community with their hostages.
A vigilante member, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the incident.
“As I am talking to you right now, the vigilantes are combing some forests around the area in order to trace their hideout,” he said.
The spokesman of the Kogi State police command, Williams Ovye Aya, was however unreachable and unable to confirm the incident.