Some gunmen have killed a commercial driver and his passengers including an assistant superintendent of police travelling along Kotonkarfe area of Kogi State on the Lokoja-Abuja highway.
According to an eyewitness, the assailants suspected to kidnappers opened fire on a vehicle, Sharon car, heading for Abuja from Port Harcourt, killing all passengers on board.
The witness, who escaped by the whiskers, told journalists on Wednesday that the incident occurred at 5.58 pm on Tuesday.
He said the Sharon car coming from Port Harcourt on sighting the gunmen dressed in military camouflage, the driver tried to escape but was shot, the vehicle’s tyres were fired at leading it to somersault
and killing all its occupants.
“At that point, we figured that they might be kidnappers and our driver then engaged the reverse gear and they started firing at our car (too).
“The driver was hit in the shoulder by a bullet. A man at the back seat was also hit in the head”, he said.
According to him, they managed to drive to the Gegu-Beki police station where policemen assisted in conveying them to the General Hospital at Kotonkarfe and later on to the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
He said their driver who was hit by a bullet was referred to National Hospital, Abuja, while those who sustained bullet wounds were referred to the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The state’s police commissioner, Hakeem Busari, confirmed the incident.
He said he got a report that a car stopped by kidnappers dressed in camouflage was shot at which made it to summersault killing all occupants including an Assistant Superintendent of Police from Edo State.