18 traders from Kano state have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along the Lokoja – Okene expressway.
Reports says that they were on transit to Aba, in Abia state when they were kidnapped.
Daily Trust reports that they were from the popular Kantin Kwari market in the state.
The Managing Director of Kantin Kwari Market Management Board, Alhaji Abba Bello confirmed the incident, Daily Trust reports.
According to him, “The kidnapped traders are 18, but we have so far confirmed the names of 12, but we suspect that their number could reach 18.
“They were all traveling to Aba in Abia state when the gunmen attacked them along Lokoja-Okene expressway in Kogi state.
“People are saying the victims are up to 20 or even more, but from what we can confirm so far, they are 18,” Alhaji Bello added.
He couldn’t confirm if the kidnappers have contacted the families of the kidnapped.