Osun State Permanent Secretary, Director, Driver Kidnapped in Kogi

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Three top Osun State government officials have been kidnapped along Obajana-Lokoja-Abuja road  on their way  from Abuja.

It was  gathered that the incident happened yesterday morning and among those kidnapped were the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Adebimpe Ogunlumade, her driver Mr. Olajide Ajani and Director in the Ministry, Mr. Tajudeen Babalola.

The victims were said to have been marched into the bush by their captors while the official vehicle in which they were travelling was abandoned by the road side.

The Permanent Secretary and the Director were said to be on their way from Abuja where they had gone to represent the state at the monthly FAAC meeting.

When contacted, the Kogi State Police Commissioner, Mr. Yakubu Umar he said that he was in Abuja, saying that he was yet to be briefed.

It would recalled that just this week Monday, three staff of the National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO) Ltd, situated at Itakpe along the Lokoja-Okene high way in Kogi State were also kidnapped by some suspected kidnappers.

The abducted workers were John Job, Mohammed Tajudeen and Samuel Abiodun.


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