LOKOJA- A popular grocery owner in Lokoja, Kogi State, Mr. Nicholas Ofodile was in the early hour of Wednesday shot dead by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers and armed robbers while several passengers were kidnapped and marched into the bush.
The incident occurred at about 6.30am on Wednesday between Acheni and Gegu in Kogi Local government along Lokoja Abuja expressway.
The victim a business mogul and owner of Chucks Supper Market in Lokoja, Mr.Nicolas Offordile lost his life in the gunshot while a commercial motor driver who operates between kotonkarfe and Abuja was also killed by the gunmen.
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Independent learnt that Mr. Nicholas Offordile was going to Abuja from Lokoja on Wednesday morning in his private car with registration LKJ 658 PU Lexus Jeep and ran into a road block mounted by the gunmen at Gegu area who shot intermittently at his vehicle until he gave up the ghost.
Locals stated that no fewer than eight vechiles including CNE NIG. LTD Luxury bus were caught in the shooting even as several passanger escaped with various degree of injuries while scores were abducted and taken into the bush.
The source hinted that on sighting the police patrol team , the gunmen moved to another spot and laid siege on the unsuspecting motorists.
The Police Public Relation officer, DSP William Aya who confirmed the incident , said two persons were killed in the attack.
Source : independent.ng