HYPPADEC board member Isah Ozi-Salami kidnapped in Kogi



A member of Governing Council, Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC), representing Kogi State, Alhaji Isah Ozi-Salami has been abducted by yet to be identified gunmen in Kogi.

Ozi-Salami, according to family source was kidnapped early morning of Thursday on his way to the mosque in his country home Ogaminana, Adavi local government area of Kogi state.

Confirming the incident on Thursday, the Kogi State Police Command disclosed that the Board member of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission, (HYPPADEC) was kidnapped by gunmen.

The source added that the kidnapper’s came with a vehicle parked along the victim residence and zoom off with the old man around five a.m.

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An eyewitness named Ilyas Okaraga who reportedly witnessed the abduction disclosed that another person was also shot by the gunmen when the young man made an attempt to save the abductee from the gunmen , but later died after three hours of the abduction.

Ozi-Salami was said ti have commissioned a water project in Adavi local government on Wednesday before he was kidnapped on Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relation Officers, Kogi State Police Command SP William Aya who confirmed the kidnapping of the HYPPADEC board member, said one person was killed during the incident stressing that the state Commissioner of Police has drafted security men for rescued operation.

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