A retired permanent Secretary in Kogi State civil service has been kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen.

Mr Moses Onivehu whose last postings was Kogi State Ministry of Health was reportedly kidnapped around Osara village along Okene /Lokoja road.

Informed source told our correspondent yesterday that the incident occurred last Sunday night.

The victim’s wife Mrs Onivehu who spoke with our correspondent on telephone yesterday said her husband was kidnapped on Sunday evening at Kaba junction on his way back to Lokoja after spending the weekend with his family in Okene.

Mrs Onivehu said that the kidnappers have gotten in touch with victim’s children but they have not made any specific request of Ransome.

“I have told them that he is on drugs and that they should release him for me “he added.

Recall that a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress alongside four others were kidnapped on the same route last Friday.

The state police public relation officer William Aya could be reached for confirmation as calls to his mobile phone went unanswered as at time of filing this report .

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