From AMEDU JOSEPH, Lokoja
The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of six JAMB staff of which one out of them has been rescued.
The Police on Monday in lokoja confirmed that the victims were abducted on Sunday along the Obajana – Kabba road, in Kogi State.
According to the police public Relations officer, Williams Aya, he said the CP Ayuba Ede immediately swung into action and ordered the Anti Robbery Squad to go after the hoodlums in a bid to rescue the victims.
The victims who are said to be from the Abuja head office of the organization were said to be kidnapped around noon on their way to Kabba, (a less than one hour drive) in preparation for the mock JAMB which commenced nation wide on Monday
Although the police neither gave the names of the rescued victims nor details of those kidnapped, motorists and concerned citizens in the state have raised alarm over the continued complicity of the police and soldiers who are supposed to keep watch on the deadly spots in the area
According to investigations the police and soldiers stationed on the highway could not help matters each time the kidnappers and armed robbers operate along the route.
It was learnt that almost all the men and officers of Kabba police divisional headquarter are on the road on daily basis splitting themselves into up to 13 road check points yet the bandits will always have their way to strike with ease.
Investigations revealed that these men of underworld operate sometimes one to three times a day while the police and Army check points are normally stationed within the communities on the highway while the porous and dangerous spots are left unguarded.
The motorists however, appealed to the Inspector General of Police and the state governor to save motorists from the hands of the men of the under world who killed and maimed at will without anyone being arrested.