Abducted Woman Leader of the Koro ward of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, Mrs Olumo Abolaji, was reportedly shot dead on Saturday during a rescue operation.
Abolaji was said to have been shot dead during an exchange of gunfire between the bandits and a combined team of soldiers and hunters.
The deceased was one of the eight people kidnapped on Wednesday evening between Araromi Opin and Obbo-Ile while returning home on their way after the swearing-in of the state executive of the party.
According to report, the Chairman of APC in the state, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, who confirmed the incident said two of the three victims were rescued alive.
‘Two of our party women leaders in Eruku ward and Obbo-Ile ward were rescued alive, but unfortunately, we lost one of them. The woman leader of the Koro ward was killed by the bandits.
“The two women were rescued by the security men comprised of soldiers, hunters and vigilante men without paying a kobo as ransom.
“The late women leader of Koro ward has been buried today (Sunday) in Koro and we are just returning from the burial,” Fagbemi said.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, could not be reached as of the time of filing this report.