Senator Ayo Arise abducted by unknown gunmen

Senator Ayodele Arise, representing the Ekiti North Federal Constituency, has reportedly been abducted by suspected gunmen.

Arise, who assumed office in 2007, was reportedly kidnapped on his way to Abuja from Akure.

Senator Arise was said to have attended some events over the weekend in Ado Ekiti, the state capital and Ikere Ekiti on Saturday. He also took part in a golf knock around with friends on Sunday at the Ado Ekiti Golf Club along Poly Road, Ado Ekiti.

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The incident took place as his entourage made their way through Kogi state.

Recently, a former member of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Rafiu Isiaka and one Jacob Olugbade were abducted by gunmen in the state. They were released after spending 11 days in captivity.

Both claimed they were kidnapped by armed Fulani men and that they paid 10 million to secure their release.

According to some reports, the kidnappers have gotten in touch with the family and demanded N80 million in ransom.