Two Kogi Poly Students Kidnapped, Abductors Demand N3m Ransom

Channels Television  
Updated September 1, 2021
File photo of the main gate of Kogi State polytechnic used to illustrate the story.


Two female students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Itakpe Campus have been kidnapped.

The students, simply identified as Christiana and Kemi had gone to a church located in the outskirt of Osara in Adavi Local Government Area of the state on Sunday and were kidnapped around 7:30 p.m.

Also, a staff of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH), Osara identified as Joseph Simeon was abducted alongside the female students.

The abductors were reported to have initially demanded a N30 million ransom but after negotiations by family members of one of the victims, the kidnappers reduced it to N3 million.

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Meanwhile, CUSTECH management has confirmed that a staff of the institution was kidnapped alongside the Kogi Poly students.

The school’s spokesperson Balogun David, explained that the kidnappers shot sporadically into the air before they finally abducted the victims from the church.

“There was a kidnapping case on Sunday 29th August at Osara, Adavi Local Government Area, Kogi State around 7:30 p.m. A staff of CUSTECH working with the ICT department by the name Joseph Arome Simeon was kidnapped alongside two female students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Itakpe Campus.

“From the details made available to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Salawu Sadiku and the Information Unit of CUSTECH, the trio had gone to the Living Faith Church located in the outskirt of Osara for a voice training session only for them to be kidnapped around 7:30 p.m. on that fateful day,” David said.