By OLA MUDOPE, Lagos –
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the Lagos State Chairman.of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Philip Aivoji.
NATIONAL ACCORD reports that Mr. 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.
Lagos State PDP Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Hakeem Amode, confirmed the Kidnapping in a statement issued to newsmen on Friday in Lagos.
Alhaji Amode said: “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.
He called on security agencies and government authorities to intervene promptly and secure the release of its abducted Chairman, Mr Philip Aivoji.
“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.