Navy confirms abduction of Able Seaman in Kogi

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The Nigerian Navy has disclosed that efforts are ongoing to ensure that one of its personnel, Able Seaman Musa Lawal who was abducted in Lokoja, in Kogi State, is rescued.

Director of Naval Information, Commodore Ayo-Vaughan, said the Able Seaman was abducted at his private home located at Wada Post Flood Housing Estate, in Ajaokuta Area of Kogi State in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

“Some masked unidentified gunmen forcefully gained entrance into his house and abducted him. Thereafter they contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N3 million. The wife has been pleading with them and they have reduced the ransom to N1 million”, he said.

The naval spokesman disclosed that Lawal is a personnel working in the Administration Branch at Naval headquarters, pointing out that he was on official leave before the incident happened.

He said the Nigerian Navy Base, NNS Luggard is working with the Nigerian Police in Lokoja to ensure his safe rescue.

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