Abducted Kogi ex-provost dies during rescue operation





A former provost of the College of Education Technical Kabba, Chief Julius Oshadumo, has died 10 days after he was abducted at a church service in Kabba, Kogi State.

Punch reports that the 78-year-old former Provost was killed during a rescue operation.

Oshadumo was among those abducted from ECWA Church in Okedayo-Kabba together with a 70-year-old worshipper on September 26 during a church service. The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of ten million naira for the former Provost who was said to be asthmatic. However, two million naira was offered for his release.

Oshadumo was said to have died when vigilantes attempted to rescue him and others abducted in a forest around the Ogori area of the state. He was said to have been hit by a bullet during an exchange of fire between vigilantes and the abductors.

The other person abducted was however said to have been rescued, although he was injured. He is presently receiving treatment in a medical facility. Oshadumo’s body, which was recovered by the vigilantes, has been deposited at the Ogori General Hospital.

His wife and the other worshippers who were shot during the Sunday service are still recuperating in an undisclosed hospital in the state.

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