The Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Victor Adewale Omofaiye, on Sunday escaped being kidnapped but sustained gunshot wounds when gunmen opened fire on his vehicle.
It was reliably gathered that the incident happened between Ikoyi and Iyara at about 5:00 pm on Sunday.
It was further gathered that the commissioner was on his way to Lokoja when over 20 suspected kidnappers opened fire on his vehicle.
The source said they were three in number in the car but the commissioner sustained gunshot wounds from the kidnappers as they were able to escape from the scene of the attack.
However, other travellers were not so lucky as scores were marched into the bush by the suspected kidnappers.