- PDP charged the Nigerian Army, police, DSS to intensify efforts to secure the release of its LG party chairman in Kogi
- The opposition party claimed the security agencies are not doing enough to secure the release of the victim who was abducted on Saturday, August 10
- President Buhari was also called upon to intervene as the the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Nigerian Army, police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to speak out on the abduction of its local government party chairman in Kogi.
The PDP chairman in Okene local government area, Musa Adelabu, was kidnapped by gunmen allegedly dressed in military fatigue.
The party expressed grave concerned over the whereabouts of Adelabu who was abducted in his home on Saturday, August 10, with his abductors allegedly telling his family members that they were acting on “orders from above”.
According to The Nation, the PDP in a statement on Tuesday, August 13, signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said it is unacceptable that the security agencies have kept mum over the abduction, even as his party and family have continued to demand for his release.
“This situation has heightened apprehensions of high-level partisan conspiracy to use some compromised security operatives against the opposition in Kogi state, in a desperate bid to foist the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the failed Governor Yahaya Bello on the people of Kogi state.
“Already, there is an ominous tension in Kogi state following intelligence reports filtering into the public domain that our LG chairman is being tortured by his captors in a secret facility where his life is now in great danger.
“Such provocative situation is capable of sparking off serious crisis in Kogi state, which location as gateway and convergence state, means a lot of dire consequences for our nation, in the event of any disturbances in the area.
“It is therefore completely unacceptable that the security high command is not forthcoming with concrete statement or decisive action to secure his release despite calls by our party and the people of Kogi state," the statement reads.
The opposition party also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene and ensure the victim is released.
“The PDP therefore calls on President Muhammadu Buhari, as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces to address his parade and ensure the release of our Kogi PDP leader,” the party said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that that the Benue police command said on Monday, August 12, that gunmen had kidnapped the provost of College of Education, Katsina Ala, Tsavwua Gborigyo.
The state police public relations officer, DSP Catherine Anene, said the provost was abducted during the weekend.
Anene disclosed that the provost was kidnapped at Ihugh in Vandiekya on his way back from a burial.
She said no contact had been established yet with the kidnappers and appealed to the public to assist with any information that would lead to the rescue of the provost.
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