Saturday, 4 June 2016

Gunmen Kidnap Journalist, Her Daughter in Ogun State, South-West, Nigeria

The Nation newspaper reports that armed men have Kidnapped the Director of Information in Odogbolu Local Government Council of Ogun state, one Mrs Nofisat Oshin, and her daughter, Miss Afolabi Oshin.

The duo were Kidnapped along Akobi street in Ijebu – Ode on Thursday at about 8pm. The gunmen whisked them away to an unknown destination and victims’ abandoned car was later found somewhere at Okunowa community in Odogbolu Local Government.

Mrs. Nofisat and Miss. Afolabi are the wife and daughter of the former Deputy Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly (OGHA), Dr Tokunboh Oshin.

The Ogun Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ) has condemned the abduction, describing it as “barbaric act.”

In a statement by the Acting Chairman of NUJ in the state, Soji Amosu, he said Nofisat is one of the NUJ members, adding that her whereabout and the daughter remained unknown.

Amosu urged the “security agencies  and the state government to fish out the perpetrators of the barbaric act.”