Gunmen kidnap Chief Imam in Kogi

Gunmen have kidnapped the Chief Imam of Iyara land in Jimu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Sheikh Quasim Musa.

The National PRO, Iyara Development Association, Mr. E.K. Adebayo, who confirmed the incident said that suspected herdsmen stormed the house of the Islamic cleric on Monday, March 25, 2024 and whisked him away after shooting sporadically.
“The religious leader was abducted at about 2200hrs after he came back from the Mosque and slept outside his house in Ilukpa, Iyara headquarters of Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State,” Adebayo said.
“This dastardly act is cowardice and unfortunate, happening to a Religious Leader in this Holy month of Ramadan.
“We use this medium to call on relevant authorities to ensure that he is released.
“You’re hereby requested to commence fervent prayers as for efforts being made to rescue him from the kidnappers den to yield positive result in no distant time.”
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP William Aya, confirmed the incident on Tuesday.
“The Commissioner of Police in Kogi State has deployed tactical team, PMF, quick response unit, Divisional Police, alongside local vigilantes and other security agencies to ensure that the Man is rescued unhurt,” the PPRO said.

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