Some gunmen have killed a commercial driver and his passengers
including an assistant superintendent of police travelling along
Kotonkarfe area of Kogi State on the Lokoja-Abuja highway.
According to an eyewitness, the assailants suspected to kidnappers
opened fire on a vehicle, Sharon car, heading for Abuja from Port
Harcourt, killing all passengers on board.
The witness, who escaped by the whiskers, told journalists on
Wednesday that the incident occurred at 5.58 pm on Tuesday.
He said the Sharon car coming from Port Harcourt on sighting the
gunmen dressed in military camouflage, the driver tried to escape but
was shot, the vehicle's tyres were fired at leading it to somersault
and killing all its occupants.
“At that point, we figured that they might be kidnappers and our
driver then engaged the reverse gear and they started firing at our
“The driver was hit in the shoulder by a bullet. A man at the back
seat was also hit in the head”, he said.
According to him, they managed to drive to the Gegu-Beki police
station where policemen assisted in conveying them to the General
Hospital at Kotonkarfe and later on to the Federal Medical Centre,
He said their driver who was hit by a bullet was referred to National
Hospital, Abuja, while those who sustained bullet wounds were referred
to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The state’s police commissioner, Hakeem Busari, confirmed the incident.
He said he got a report that a car stopped by kidnappers dressed in
camouflage was shot at which made it to summersault killing all
occupants including an Assistant Superintendent of Police from Edo