17 July 2017

Nigeria: Gunmen Abduct Female Lawyer in Kogi

Lokoja — Gunmen have kidnapped a female legal practitioner, Rabi Ozavize Ovosi, along the Lokoja-Okene highway in Kogi State.

Rabi Ovosi, a mother of two, was kidnapped on Friday while on transit, according to a family member, Abdulateef Ovosi, who said the abductors contacted the family yesterday for the first time and demanded ransom.

"As at this morning (yesterday), I heard a ransom has been made, but I have not actually ascertained that now. The family members were holding a meeting when the kidnapers called. As we speak, their lines are no more reachable for us to know what amount they are demanding. We are all worried and we are praying and asking everybody to join us in praying for her safe return," he said.

The Kogi State Police Commissioner, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, said over 100 security operatives had since been deployed to comb the bushes to secure her release.

The latest case of kidnapping is coming barely a day after some unknown gunmen abducted and murdered the Osun State Permanent Secretary Bureau of General Services, Mrs Olufunke Oluwakemi Kolawole around Okene while on her way to Abuja.

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