Afenifere Condemns Falae’s Abduction, Demands Swift Release • Kidnappers Demand N100m Ransom

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Monday condemned the abduction of a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, with a call on the security agencies to track his abductors swiftly.

A statement by the spokesperson of Afenifere, Mr. Yinka Odumakin in Abuja, said the abduction of Falae, a traditional ruler of Ilu Abo in Ondo State, had introduced a frightening dimension to the state of insecurity in the country.

The former presidential candidate of Alliance for Democracy in 1999, was kidnapped on his farm in Ilu Abo by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
He was said to have been taken to an unknown destination from where the abductors spoke with his family, demanding N100 million ransom.

Odumakin said, “The kidnap of Chief Falae is coming on the heels of recent abductions of Vanguard columnist, Ms. Donu Kogbara and Toyin, wife of Deputy Managing Director of The Sun Newspapers, Mr Steve Nwosu.

“As kidnappers are invading the South, Boko Haram continues the festival of bloodshed in the North.

These are clearly intolerable and the security forces must rise to the occasion by taking concrete steps to combat the mindless lawlessness going on across the country.
“The first responsibility of every responsible government is to secure the lives and property of citizens. We demand the immediate release of Chief Falae and call on the security agencies to track his abductors swiftly”.
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