kidnappers release late Kwara traditional ruler’s wife

GodGift Ifunanya
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Kidnappers have released the wife of the slain Olukoro of Koro Ekiti in Kwara State, General Segun Aremu-Cole (retd).

Politics Nigeria learnt that she was released alongside two others who were kidnapped during an attack on the palace on February 1.

They were said to have been released late on Monday.

The news just received from home confirms that Olori and the girl have been released and have returned to Koro about 30 minutes ago,” the Asiwaju of Koro, Chief Samuel Ayobola told told journalists on Tuesday.

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Recall that the monarch was killed by the kidnappers as he prepared to have his dinner on February 1, 2024.

The gunmen were said to have stormed the palace at about 9 pm and after killing the monarch, they took his wife and two others in the palace with them.

Initially, the abductors demanded a N100 million ransom, which was reduced to N40 million.

It was not clear if any ransom was paid for their release as at the time of writing this report.

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