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Gunmen kidnap wife of former PDP zonal chairman, 13 others in Kogi

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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, (PDP), zonal chairman, late Barr Matthew Kola- Ojo wife, Mrs. Kola- Ojo, who was travelling from Okoro-Gbede.

The journey was said to be her first trip after concluding the mourning  of her husband from Okoro-Gbede.

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Our correspondent 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 said information at his disposal showed 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.

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“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.

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