KIDNAPPERS on Thursday night abducted the Director of Information, Odogbolu Local Government area of Ogun State, Mrs. Nofisat Bola Oshin, and her 15-year-old daughter, Afolabi Oshin.
The wife and daughter of the former Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Dr. Tokunboh Oshin, were abducted around 8pm in Ijebu-Ode in Ogun State.
The Nigeria Union Journalists (NUJ) said in a statement on Friday that the Director, who was accompanied by her daughter at the time, was driving along Akobi Street in Ijebu-Ode when the suspected kidnappers accosted them at gunpoint.
GatewayMail learnt that they were taken away in the car, which was later abandoned at Okun-Owa near Odogbolu.
According to the statement signed by the Acting Chairman of the Ogun NUJ, Mr. Soji Amosun, since the abduction, the whereabouts of the Director, who is a member of the NUJ, and her daughter, remain unknown at the time of filing this report.
“The Director of Information in Odogbolu Local Government Mrs. Nosifat Oshin and her 15 year old daughter Miss Afolabi were yesterday night kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Akobi Street in Ijebu-Ode,Ogun State,” the union said. The union added: “Mrs. Oshin who is a member of the Ogun State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists was allegedly kidnapped around 8pm.
“Their whereabouts is unknown since yesterday while her car has been abandoned at Okun-Owa in Odogbolu local government of the state.”
The NUJ, which described the abduction as barbaric act, enjoined security agencies and the state government to do all as soon as possible to arrest the kidnappers and ensure the release of the director and her daughter.
The union, however, said that it had reported the matter to the police while the family members, too, have been notified.
It would be recalled that only recently, the former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabode Anisulowo, was kidnapped in Igbogila area in Ogun State by unknown gunmen.
The police eventually freed Anisulowo seven days after, and a day after a N5 million ransom was offered on anyone who could provide information that would lead to her abductors.