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BREAKING: Ekiti INEC Secretary kidnapped

The Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, Dr. Muslim Omoleke, has been kidnapped.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that Dr Omoleke was kidnapped by yet to be identified persons at Iwaraja community, near Ilesa in Osun State, at about 4pm on Thursday.

He was said to have been intercepted by the abductors and driven away into the forest of Ijesaland, along with his driver and his child.

“They later released his child and the driver along with the vehicle and took him away. We have not heard anything since then,” a source told Nigerian Tribune.

When contacted, the spokesperson of INEC in Ekiti State, Alhaji Taiwo Gbadegesin, confirmed the incident and said security agencies in Ondo, Osun and Ekiti states had been contacted on the incident.

Gbadegesin said he visited Ondo State and Osun State on official duty and that no contact has been made by the abductors nor “do we know why he was kidnapped.”