Three officials of the Osun state government were kidnapped on the Obajana-Lokoja road in Kogi on Friday as unknown gunmen brought the officials' vehicle to a halt and whisked them away.
Senior officials of the Osun State government which includes; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Adebimpe Ogunlumade, the Director of the State Audit, Tajudeen Badejoko, and a driver, Oladapo Ajani Arogundade, have reportedly been kidnapped on Friday in Kogi State.
It was gathered that they were kidnapped by gunmen between Obajan and Lokoja, the Kogi State capital while returning from Abuja where they attended a meeting on the State and Local Government Reforms Project, a program sponsored by the World Bank and European Union.
According to NAN, the victims were taken into a nearby bush, while the official vehicle in which they were traveling was abandoned on the road side.
The Osun State government has alerted Kogi State security agencies in addition to other agencies across the country to ensure that the abductees are returned to safety.
The kidnappers have reportedly demanded a ransom of N30 million.