The Kogi State Police Command on Thursday announced the rescue of the state Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr. Stephen Maiyaki, who was abducted on May 30.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Shola Adebayo, in a statement in Lokoja, the state capital, said that Maiyaki was rescued at 2a.m. from the kidnappers’ hideout at Abobo village in Adavi Local Government Area of the state.
The commissioner and six other persons were kidnapped at Osara village also in Adavi council, while there to resolve a land dispute.
The statement said Maiyaki had reunited with his family, but was silent on the fate of the other six abducted along with him.
The statement also kept mum on the fate of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the state high court, who was abducted in the same local government area on May 25.
Already, judiciary workers and lawyers in the state have embarked on strike to protest Justice Obayomi’s abduction.