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Wife Of Ex-Bauchi, Osun Military Administrator Freed After Days In Captivity

The wife of the retired military administrator of Bauchi and Osun states, Mrs. Jumoke Bamigboye, on Monday night regained her freedom from her abductors who reportedly kidnapped her on Saturday.

Mrs. Bamigboye, who is the wife of Colonel Theophilus Bamigboye, was abducted in the Oko Olowo area of the Ilorin metropolis in the Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara state.

Mrs. Bamigboye, a Magistrate in Kwara state and a member of Rotary Club International, was reportedly kidnapped by some gunmen on her way from the farm on Saturday.

It was gathered that she was returning from her farm in the Oko Olowo area where she was said to have gone to supervise garri processing meant for supply to her customers.

The kidnappers were said to have contacted her family, demanding a ransom of N100 million for her release until it was later negotiated to N50 million as of Monday evening.

Her husband, Colonel Bamigboye confirmed the abduction to journalists on Monday night before her release. He said, “She was returning from the farm on Saturday evening when gunmen waylaid and forced her out of her car. They took her away to an unknown destination. They later got in contact and demanded ransom to be paid before her release. Efforts are on top gear to secure her release,”.

However, while confirming her release on Tuesday, Bamigboye said that she was released on Monday night but not after the payment of an undisclosed ransom.

“She was set free and released last night. We thank God for her safety but not without payment of ransom,” he added.

After the release of Bamigboye’s wife, she was taken to the hospital for medical attention.

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