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Police rescue abducted Kogi council official


THE Kogi State Police Command has rescued the Director of Local Government (DLG), Adavi Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Abdulazeez Ohere,  who was kidnapped by gunmen on Feb.13.

A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Collins Adebayo, on Sunday, said Ohere was rescued from the kidnappers on Saturday after intensive hunt.

According to the release, the council official was abducted from his Agassa home in Okene Local Government by about 10 gunmen, after scaling the fence.

Ohere was rescued at about 7.30a.m. on Saturday in Adavi by combined security agencies.

The statement said the kidnappers abandoned the official Toyota Hilux van with which they abducted Ohere, when they discovered that the security agencies were getting too close to their den. (NAN)

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