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Gunmen Kidnap Nursing Mother In Ogun, Receive N3m Ransom

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A nursing mother has been abducted by some unknown gunmen along Rounder area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The woman, identified as Salimot Ajibola, was kidnapped on Thursday evening when she was in a car with her husband.

It was gathered that the couple were about driving into their house when the kidnappers attacked them and made away with the wife.

It was gathered that the husband had passed out after the assailants hit him on the head during the attack.

He regained consciousness to discover that the abductors had made away with his wife, leaving behind their maid and the baby.

“Few hours after her abduction, the kidnappers called the family to demand N25million ransom for her release.

“As negotiations continued, they reduced the ransom to N15million. The family pleaded and they later settled for N3million.

“The N3million was taken to a location described by the kidnappers. After they got the money, Salmot was released on Saturday night.

“This Ogun State, especially Abeokuta is becoming something else. I never thought this could happen to someone close to me. It is very sad. The family went through hell to raise the money. The baby was crying for breast. It was just a harrowing experience,” a relative of the victim, who identified herself simply as Aina told our correspondent.

She said that efforts by the police and local vigilantes to rescue the woman failed as they combed the bushes, but to no avail.

Contacted, the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

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He, however, said the police were not aware of any ransom paid to effect the release of the abducted woman.

“I am not aware of any ransom paid. But I know she has been released. Whenever people want to pay this money (to the kidnappers), they won’t inform the police. So, we are not aware of any ransom paid,” Oyeyemi said on Sunday night.

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