Gunmen on Thursday, January 25, kidnapped the Lagos State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Philip Aivoji.
The party chieftain was abducted along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the evening on Thursday while returning from PDP South West Zonal meeting in Oyo state.
Lagos state publicity secretary of the party, Hon. Hakeem Amode, who confirmed the abduction, called on security agencies and government authorities at all levels to intervene promptly and secure his release.
It was gathered that the kidnappers are demanding N200 million ransom for his release. Amode said the PDP stakeholders’ meeting in Oyo State was convened by Governors Seyi Makinde and Ademola Adeleke.
The spokesperson 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.
“We implore the governments of Oyo, Ogun, and Lagos States, alongside security agencies, to expedite efforts and secure his safe return to his family and well-wishers.
“We firmly believe that, with increased efforts from security agencies, Aivoji can be rescued from these criminals, and we call on the public to support initiatives aimed at ending this threat to innocent lives.”