Gunmen Struck Kogi, Abducts 14 In Okunland

Gunmen Struck Kogi, Abducts 14 In Okunland

Gunmen on Monday struck Kogi state and kidnapped 14 persons from Okunland.

The victims were  kidnapped  between Iffe and Egbeda, in Ijumu council area of the state.

Amongst the kidnapped was the wife to the late Peoples Democratic Party, Zonal Chairman, late Barr Matthew Kola- Ojo wife, Mrs. Kola- Ojo.
The journey was said to be her first trip after concluding the mandatory mourning -period of her husband from Okoro-Gbede, but was kidnapped on her way back.

It was gathered that five persons were later released by the kidnappers but the late PDP Zonal chairman’s wife is still being held captive.
Confirming the story, the President, Okun Development Association, ODA, Chief Femi Mokikan however said information at his disposal shows that it was eight persons that were released by the kidnappers.

He also said the kidnappers has established contact with a relative of Mrs. Kola-Ojo but are yet to specifically demands for ransom.
“The persons they (kidnappers) called was a family uncle to the woman, telling him they have Mrs. Kola-Ojo in their custody. But before they could state their ransom, the man’s phone experienced flat battery. We are hoping that they will call back today.
“I got the information about the Kidnapped saga about 10:30am and we started shouting to those that matter including the Senior Security Adviser to the Governor for help.”

He said ODA in collaboration with Ijumu Local government officials are working round the clock for their release, urging for prayer for Okunland.”End.

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