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Kwara APC Chairman And Secretary Kidnapped, Abductors Demand N50m Ransom

Abductors of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara, Hon. Ishola Balogun-Fulani and Secretary, Chief Bode Adekanye, have demanded for N50 million ransom.

It was learnt that the kidnappers made the demand on Friday night after they had allowed the APC chiefs to speak with their family members.

Balogun- Fulani and Adekanye were kidnapped on Friday night while returning to Ilorin from Abuja.

A close aide of Adekanye, who craved anonymity, said on Saturday that family members of the kidnapped APC chieftains offered to pay the abductors N10 million which they accepted.

Meanwhile, Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed has described the abduction of the party chiefs as “ atrocious, despicable and unfortunate.”

Ahmed said this on Saturday in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba.

He said government was ready to render the required assistance to security agencies in ensuring that both men regained their freedom.

The governor urged anybody with useful information that could help secure the release of the two men to contact the security agencies.

Ahmed also assured the people of the state that government would do everything possible to guarantee the safety of lives and properties.

(NAN)

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