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Kidnapped Kogi Commissioner Rescued By Police

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Kogi state Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Stephen Maiyaki who was kidnapped on Saturday, May 30, 2015 has been reported rescued by the Kogi state Police Command on Thursday, June 4, 2015.

Mr. Shola Adebayo, the Police Public Relations officer for Kogi state in a statement mad in Lokoja, the capital of Kogi state, intimated that Maiyaki was rescued at about 2am from the shackles of the kidnappers hideout at Abobo village in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi state.

According to the Nigerian News Agency, the commissioner and six other persons were abducted at Osara village also in Adavi local government while there to resolve a land dispute.

The statement said Maiyaki had been reunited with his family but was silent on the fate of the other six persons abducted along with him.

It was also silent on the fate of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the state High Court who was abducted in the same local government area on May 25.

The kidnappers had killed the policeman attached to the High Court Judge before taking him away.

The judge was on his way to court when he was kidnapped by six masked men.

Already, judiciary workers and lawyers in the state have embarked on strike in protest over his abduction.

The police command in the state has since deployed units of mobile policemen and special anti-robbery squad to areas where Obayomi and others are believed to be held by the abductors.

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