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Gunmen abduct Islamic cleric, brother in Kogi

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Unknown gunmen have kidnapped an Islamic cleric, Alfa Fasasi Ola Mejabi, and his younger brother in Kogi State.

The cleric and others were conveying the corpse of the Chief Imam of Ayegunle Gbede, Sheikh Musa Olorunkemi, from Lokoja to Ayegunle Gbede in Ijumu local government of Kogi state for burial on Sunday when they ran into the kidnappers.

One of the occupants of the car who escaped abduction told our reporter that the incident occurred at Oshokoshoko, along Lokoja-Obajana-Kabba road.

He explained that their car was moving ahead the vehicle carrying the corpse of the late Sheikh Musa, who died on Sunday morning after a brief illness.

A source told Kogi Reports that the victims’ telephone lines have been switched off since their abduction, but added that the kidnappers made contact with the family on Monday morning demanding N10 million ransom for their release.

The State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omadara, who confirmed the incident said that the security agents in the state are doing everything possible to rescue them from the kidnapper’s den.

“It is true but the security operatives were on their trail in a bid to rescue them and arrest the kidnappers,” he confirmed.

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