Former Minister of State for Education, Iyabo Anisulowo who also served as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2003 and 2007, has been abducted by gunmen in Ogun state.
Vanguard reports that she was kidnapped on Wednesday by armed men alongside her security aide along Igbogila road in Yewa North local government area of Ogun state while returning from her farm.
Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi who confirmed the incident said:
We have the report that the senator was kidnapped this evening by some armed men. The State commissioner of police, CP Abdulmajid Ali, has despatched teams to the area, Ilaro, for the rescue operation. We want to assure the Public particularly her relations and those concerned that we will rescue her unhurt soon and the perpetrators will be apprehended. We have embarked on scientific investigation on the kidnap case. And we are optimistic that the Senator will be rescued very soon.