Kidnapping: Kogi Judiciary Workers Embark On 3 Days Sympathy Strike

Kidnapping: Kogi Judiciary Workers Embark On 3 Days Sympathy Strike

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The Kogi State chapter of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, has embarked on a three-day sympathy strike to protest against the abduction of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the State High Court.

This was communicated via a statement signed by the Chairman of the union, Daniel Adinoyi at the end of its emergency meeting on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.

The union condemned the spate of kidnapping in the state and expressed worry over the rate at which the judges were kidnapped.

Adinoyi recalled that Justice Moses Gwatana of High Court, Ihima, was shot by unknown gunmen in 2013.

He said, “The union condemns in totality the abduction of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the High Court of Justice by unknown gunmen on May 25, 2015.

“In view of the above, the union resolves to embark on three days sympathy strike with effect from June 3 to June6, 2015.”

Furthermore, they implored the state government and security agencies to speed up efforts to ensure that Obayomi is released from his captors.

JUSUN also suggested that adequate security measures should be provided for all judiciary officials in the state.

Obayomi was abducted on his way to the office by a 3-man armed bandits on Monday, May 25, 22015.

They took away his Toyota Yaris car and killed his orderly, Cpl. Usman Musa.

Family sources revealed that Obayomi’s abductors were demanding N150 million as ransom for his release.

Also, the state Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr Stephen Mayaki and six others, were abducted on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Osara, Adavi Local Government Area.

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