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Chuks Udo Okonta
The President, Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) Bar. Rotimi Edu, has expressed utmost gratitude to Almighty God for released of the two kidnapped staff of the Council, namely Sola Olawuyi and Bude Adeola.
According to him, they were released yesterday night.
“I must on behalf of the Council express profound appreciation to all our Past Presidents, Elders and all members for their concern through intense prayer intercessions and timely counsel.
“The scenario speaks into the precarious state we are at the moment, requiring that we all live circumspectfully. May God grant us and the Council peace on all fronts.
I appreciate you all,” he said.
The staff members were taken hostage in the early hours of Sunday alongside another victim, in Isara axis of Lagos-Ibadan expressway end of Ogun State.
The suspected kidnappers, dressed in military camouflage and numbering four, allegedly seized the victims said to be on their way back to Lagos from Ibadan, when the car in which they were travelling broke down at about 6.45a.m.
The Executive Secretary, said the gunmen emerged from the bush and marched them into the bush and the kidnappers had contacted the management demanding N20 million each for the victims to regain freedom.
Adaramola said the kidnappers used the mobile phone of one of the victims to demand the ransom, adding that the management had equally reported the incident at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Isara.
He said a similar report was made by the management of the company to Ogun State Police Headquarters.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command has also confirmed the incident.
He said the Special Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State was already tracking the kidnappers and making efforts to rescue the victims unhurt.