Gunmen have struck in Ogun and abducted a youth coordinator.
EKOHOTBLOG reports that unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the coordinator of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Olamilekan Okunuga.
It was gathered that the youth coordinator was kidnapped by the gunmen on his way from Ibadan, along the Ogere axis on Thursday.
It was further learnt that the assailants accosted Okunuga’s car when he was driving himself from the Oyo State capital.
The youth leader’s car was said to have been abandoned by the roadside as the kidnappers dragged him away into the forest.
As gathered by EKOHOTBLOG, the incident was confirmed by the Ogun State Chairman of the NYCN, Abduljabar Ayelaagbe, on Sunday.
Ayelaagbe disclosed that the kidnappers are currently demanding a ransom of N30 million before Okunuga could be released, adding that the victim’s car was later recovered from an unknown person, who was said to be driving it along Ogijo.
He said, “Our coordinator at Odogbolu Local Government was kidnapped about two or three days around Ogere in Ogun State. He went to Ibadan, but on his return, he was abducted by the kidnappers.
“The night when he was abducted, we learnt that his car was abandoned by the roadside. On Friday evening, we got information from the police that the car was intercepted while being driven by a man at Ogijo. The man driving the car said he saw the kidnappers when they were taking away Okunuga, adding that he decided to take the car away after the kidnapping operation. That one has been arrested, according to the police.
“We were told that the kidnappers have contacted his family and they are demanding a ransom of N30million to secure Okunuga’s release,” the NYCN Chairman stated.
He, therefore, appealed to the police and other security agencies in the state to rescue the NYCN coordinator unhurt.
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had yet to react to the incident as of the time of press time.
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