Suspected gunmen have kidnapped a former Minister of state for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo alongside her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state on Wednesday evening.
The senator, who represented Ogun West Senatorial District at the National Assembly between 2003 and 2007, was reportedly abducted while returning from her farm.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed that she was missing at about 10pm yesterday.
In a statement, he said: “The Ogun State police command is aware of the kidnapping of Senator Iyabo Anisulowo in Ilaro area today around 6pm. The Commissioner of Police Ogun State CP Abdulmajid Ali has detailed five teams to the area to rescue her unhurt,”
“The special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS, and Anti-Kidnapping Squad Commanders have been sent to the area by the CP to rescue the senator and apprehend the perpetrators. We have also embarked on scientific investigation of the matter.”
“We therefore assure the general public particularly the good people and Government of Ogun State that the kidnapped victim will be rescued very soon unhurt. We appeal to Nigerians and people of Ogun State to support the police command with useful information to assist the police.”