Posted by: ODUNAYO OGUNMOLA, ADO EKITI


Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has promised to do everything possible to ensure the rescue of those kidnapped in some locations within the state in the last one week.Ekiti-State-Governor-Ayodele-Fayose

The governor made the promise on Monday when he visited the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH) in Ido Ekiti, headquarters of Ido/Osi Local Government Area, to sympathize with them on the abduction of a nurse, Mrs. Margaret Aladenika.

The nurse was kidnapped on May 3 by unknown gunmen who killed another occupant of the vehicle she was riding with her husband along Ido-Ipere Road.

A former Chief Medical Director of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Patrick Adegun and his wife, Kikelomo were abducted on May 7 in Oke Ila area of Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

A lecturer working at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Dr. Femi Omisore, was kidnapped in Ado Ekiti on Saturday on his way to a burial in Oye Ekiti.

Omisore’s driver was killed by the kidnappers in the incident.

Consoling the FTH staff of FTH on the abduction, the governor said he shared in the sorrow of the health workers, adding that his government and security agencies are working round the clock to rescue the nurse and other victims alive.

Fayose warned that security should not be politicized, saying all Ekiti citizens irrespective of their political affiliations should join hands to win the war against kidnapping and other violent crimes.

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