Reports reaching the desk of Africa Today News, New York has it that Mr. Richard Omosehin who is a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has been abducted by some yet-t-be-identified gunmen in Ondo State.
His kidnap was confirmed to reporters on Tuesday morning by the Ondo State Police Command, which stated that the incident was being investigated, with search efforts for the victim already started.
The police confirmed that Mr. Omosehin was abducted over the weekend at his home in Igbekebo, the headquarters of Ese Odo Local Government Area of the state.
According to a source, the gunmen, who were six in number, arrived in the neighbourhood on a speed boat before going to the victim’s private residence and took off with hm in their boat.
The victim was permitted to call his wife from the kidnapper’s den, according to Oba Simon Dabo, the monarch of Igbekebo town, who confirmed the incident on a radio programme.
The monarch also disclosed that the kidnappers demanded N100m in exchange for the victim’s release.
Funmilayo Odunlami, the police spokesperson in the state, said that efforts were being made to rescue the victim.
‘We have started an investigation and are already working to rescue the victim.’
In another report, the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong has ordered security forces in the state to go immediately after terrorists who were behind the attack on a church in Maikatako village in Bokkos local government area of the state leading to the death of 11 persons and left several others were injured.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that some yet-to-be-identified gunmen had attacked the Assembly of God Church in Maikatako and burnt it down while also killing the victims that have been given mass burial.
According to credible sources, the gunmen had stormed the community late Tuesday night and shot sporadically at the worshippers.