Former PDP chair’s widow, 13 travelers kidnapped in Kogi

NEWSCASTARS.COM have confirmed that the widow of the late Peoples Democratic Party, Zonal Chairman, late Matthew Kola-Ojo, Mrs Yemi Kola-Ojo, was among the 14 persons kidnapped on Monday in Okunland, Kogi State.

They were reportedly abducted while travelling between Iffe and Egbeda, in the Ijumu Local Government Area before the woman who was just making her first trip from Okoro-Gbede after concluding the mandatory mourning period of her husband was kidnapped on her way back.

Five persons were later released by the kidnappers but the late PDP zonal chairman’s wife was held captive.

The President, Okun Development Association (ODA), Chief Femi Mokikan, said;

“The persons they (kidnappers) called was a family member, telling telling him they have Mrs Kola-Ojo in their custody. But before they could state their ransom, the man’s phone experienced flat battery. We are hoping that they will call back today.

He said ODA in collaboration with the Ijumu LGA were working for their release.

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