Lagos PDP Chairman Aivoji released after days in kidnappers’ den

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The Ogun State Police Command has announced the release of Philip Aivoji, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman in Lagos State, after four days with his kidnappers.

According to Omolola Odutola, a police spokesman in the state command, the PDP chairman was released in the early hours of Monday, albeit she could not provide any details.

The Lagos PDP chairman was abducted, alongside some other party officials, by gunmen around Ogere on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Thursday last week.

They were returning from the party’s stakeholders’ zonal caucus meeting convened by the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, in Ibadan, the state capital.

An attempt to free the captives on Friday resulted in the death of one of the kidnap victims, 37-year-old Bilikisu Kazeem, in the course of a gun battle with the gunmen.