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In Ogun Gunmen abduct ex-minister, security aide

She was whisked away with her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North local government area of the State while returning from her farm.

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Iyabo Anisulowo.

(The Nation)

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday, April 27, kidnapped a former Minister of state for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, in Ogun State, Vanguard reports.

She was whisked away with her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North local government area of the State while returning from her farm.

The 70-year-old politician had been rumoured to be planning to join the Ogun State governorship race in 2019.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the incident said that the Police got the report of her abduction on Wednesday evening.

“Yes. We have the report that the senator was kidnapped this evening by some armed men," Adejobi said.

“The State commissioner of police, CP Abdulmajid Ali , has despatched teams to the area, Ilaro, for the rescue operation. We want to assure the Public particularly her relations and those concerned that we will rescue her unhurt soon and the perpetrators will be apprehended.

“We have embarked on scientific investigation on the kidnap case. And we are optimistic that the Senator will be rescued very soon.”

READ: Gunmen kidnap Osun State Permanent Secretary, others

Anisulowo served as a Senator between 2003 and 2007. She represented the Ogun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly.

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