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Gunmen abduct eight Kwara APC leaders

Eight members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were on Wednesday abducted between Araromi Opin and Obbo Ile in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara.

They were reportedly kidnapped while returning from the inauguration of the Kwara chapter of the APC State Executive Committee from Ilorin.

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One Adekunle Oluwole, a relative of one of the victims, broke the news of their abduction on Thursday in Ilorin.

Oluwole said five of the eight people involved had escaped from the kidnappers.

He listed those involved, as the Isapa Ward Chairman in Ekiti local government area of the state, Mr Daniel Adewuyi; the Eruku ward Chairman; Women Leader Eruku; Women Leader Obbo Ile; Chairman Obbo Ile Ward; Women Leader Koro ward; and Women Leader Isapa

NAN reported that some of the victims have been discharged from the hospital.

Oluwole also confirmed that four Hilux vehicles fully loaded with members of the Nigerian Army had been deployed to the area to arrest the kidnappers.

The police spokesman in Kwara Ajayi Okasanmi said he had yet to be briefed about the kidnapping.

Okasanmi, however, promised to keep the public abreast of the situation.

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