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Panic As Gunmen Kidnap Kwara Traditional Ruler


A magaji Erubu, in Ilorin, Dr Zubair Erubu, has been reportedly kidnapped by yet to be identify gunmen in kwara state.

Confirming the incident a member of the victim family who pleaded pleaded anonymity said the incident happened around 10pm on Thursday at Ago-Oja, Asa Local Government Area of the state.

The victim who is also a retired permanent secretary in the state civil service, was said to be returning from Ilorin metropolis to retire at his Ago-Oja residence when the kidnappers struck and seized him at gunpoint.

As of the time of filing this report, the family of the retired permanent secretary was yet to be contacted.

Confirming the incident, the Spokesman of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, a Superintendent of Police, said the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, had directed a rescue operation to ensure timely release of the victim from the kidnappers’ den.

“The kidnap incident is confirmed. The commissioner of police, CP Tuesday Assayomo has ordered a discreet investigation, rescue and arrest of the kidnappers immediately he got the information”, Okasanmi said.


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