TWO judges of the Kogi State judiciary were, on Thursday, abducted by gunmen at different locations in the state. The two judges, who were identified as Justices Aliu Okeme and Timothy Ali, were said to have been kidnapped same day, in the Eastern senatorial district of the state.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that while Justice Okeme was abducted at Ojuocha, in Ofu Local Government Area of the state during an inspection of his farm, Ali was kidnapped while on his way to the court in Ayingba, in Dekina Local Government Area of the state.
Details of the abductions were still being awaited as of press time, but the state police command was said to have been informed of the development.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Willy Aya, confirmed the abduction and assured that men of the command were already combing the areas where the incidents happened.
He said the abductors were yet to make any contact with the families of the victims, adding that the command was determined to track down the abductors.