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Nigeria: Female Journalist, nursing mother kidnapped by gunmen in Ondo

A nursing mother and broadcaster with the Nigerian Television Authority NTA in Akure, OndoState, Mrs Olubunmi Oke has been kidnapped by four gunmen late on Thursday.

But her baby and house help who were in the car with her were asked by the gunmen to disembark from the car before they drove away in her car to an unknown destination.

Report had it that her car, an ash colour Toyota Corolla car which the gunmen used to abduct her has been recovered at Igbara-Oke area of the state.

This was sequel to the quick intervention of the state Police authority which deployed detectives across the nooks and crannies of the state to smoke out the kidnappers.

The state governor Dr Olusegun Mimiko according to report has asked the security operatives in the state to ensure the release of the female journalist.

Bunmi according to investigation, was heading for her house located at Oba Ile after casting the 7.30pm news at the Oke Isinkan television station when the gunmen double crossed her car in front of a popular hotel in Akure at about 930pm.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that her abductors trailed her from her office before carrying out the act.

The house help who carried the baby was later noticed standing by the road side by a good samaritian who volunteered to take her to the house.

Police were immediatly informed by the victim’s husband.

Meanwhile, the State Chairman of the Ondo NUJ, Mr. Akin Owanikin condemned the act and appealed to the security agents to assist in securing the release of one of his members.

Owanikin said, “there is little I can say other than appeal to the security agencies in the state to help us in securing her release and I will also urge the government at all levels to ensure security of lives and properties of the citizens “

Her colleagues at the NTA in Akure expressed concern and fear over the safety of Journalists in the state.

They appealed to the security agencies in the state to help in ensuring the release of the female broadcaster.

The state police image maker Wole Ogodo could not be reached on his mobile phone as at the time of going to press.

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