Gunmen Kidnap Senator Anisulowo, Security Aides

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Sheriff Balogun in Abeokuta

A former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, was wednesday night kidnapped by gunmen along side her security aides along Igbogila area of Yewaland, Ogun State.

THISDAY gathered that the senator was kidnapped at about 8.30p.m. while returning from her farm at Shawonjo area via Igbogila area.

The younger brother to Anisolowo, Mr. Kola Popoola, who disclosed this on telephone at exactly 9.25p.m. yesterday, said the senator went to her farm which was a daily routine before one of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) personnel attached to her returned home to inform members of her family that the senator had been taken away by a yet-to-be identified persons.

He disclosed that vigilante groups are presently combing the nooks and crannies of Yewaland and its environs to rescue the senator.

Another information on her kidnap has it that the driver and the security personnel were dropped off while the senator was taken to an undisclosed destination.

While speaking with the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, he said: “Yes. We have the report that the senator was kidnapped this evening by some armed men.”

He noted that “the Commissioner for Police, Mr. Abdulmajid Ali has dispatched teams to the area for the rescue operation.”

He added: “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.”