A group of armed men attacked some buses travelling from Kogi State to Abuja at the weekend and took the passengers hostage.
The Kogi State Police Command, led by Commissioner Bethrand Onuoha, has responded to the incident that occurred on Sunday by sending a tactical team to the scene.
The team comprises of Quick Response Unit, Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit, and other police officers.
In a statement, the Command’s Spokesperson, William Aya, said the DPO, local vigilantes, and hunters were already in the bush to rescue the victims.
A man whose wife was among the kidnapped passengers shared his distress on social media.
He said he could not reach his friends on X and IG, so he sent them an email.
He wrote: “Please help me spread the word about the bus hijacking by gunmen in Kogi yesterday. My wife was in that bus.