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Gunmen abduct Lagos PDP chairman


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Gunmen on Thursday kidnapped the chairman of Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Philip Aivoji.

The spokesman of the opposition party, Alhaji Hakeem Amode in Lagos who confirmed the abduction, called on security operatives to intervene immediately and secure the release of Mr Philip.

“Aivoji was abducted on Thursday, Jan. 25 at about 6.00 p.m. on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway while returning from a stakeholders meeting in Oyo State convened by Gov. Seyi Makinde and Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun.

“It is disheartening that kidnapping has become a prevalent issue in our country, and the government’s inability to address this menace is deeply concerning.

“The abduction of Aivoji underscores the pressing need for decisive actions from the government and stakeholders to eradicate this menace.

“Aivoji’s abduction was a violent incident, and his current whereabouts or any communication from the abductors remain unknown.

“We implore the governments of Oyo State, Ogun, and Lagos State alongside security agencies, to expedite efforts and secure his safe return to his family and well-wishers,” he said.

The PDP spokesman said that with increased efforts from security agencies, Aivoji would be rescued from these criminals.

“We call on the public to support initiatives aimed at ending this threat to innocent lives,” he said

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