Ugochukwu Okpala, a popular supermarket operator in Lokoja, Kogi state, has been kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen.
She was said to have been kidnapped last Saturday evening shortly after closing for the day right in front of the Seat of Wisdom supermarket along Gadumo, Ganaja road, Lokoja.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police, William Aya while confirming the incident said that the police was informed that just as Okpala closed for the day and was about to enter her car, she was accosted, pushed into their own car which drove off to an unknown destination.
He also noted that the kidnappers abandoned Okpala’s car and drove off in their own car.
He, however, said that the state commissioner of police, Edward Eboka, has mobilised officers in conjunction with all other sister security agencies, including the local vigilantes, to go after the kidnappers with a view to freeing the lady and bring the kidnappers to book.
“We got the information about the kidnap and the Commissioner of police have activated all security architecture to ensure that the lady is freed without hurt while the culprits would be apprehended and brought to justice,” Aya said.