The family of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi West Zonal Chairman, Barr Taiwo Kola-Ojo has expressed gratitude to everyone that played various roles to secure the release of the late politician’s widow and others from kidnappers’ den.
Mrs Kola-Ojo and 13 others were kidnapped at Igbo Iffe, Ijumu LGA, Kogi State on January 25, 2021.
In a statement issued by Toyosi Kola-Ojo on Saturday, the Kola-Ojo family appealed that the release of the widow and others should not be politicised as to who rescued the victims.
“It is safe to say that it was a collective effort by all concerned people across, social, spiritual and political interests.
“We want to thank in particular, friends, Ijumu Local and Kogi State Governments, political associates and family associates for their material and spiritual support during the six days of grueling emotional and physical torture
in the den of their captives.
“Coming just a year after the sudden and sad loss of Barr Kola Ojo, the family’s unhealed pain was refreshed, but with the massive sympathy and attention received from all and sundry the family was able to wade through the ordeal,” the statement read.
The Kola-Ojo family appeal to security agents at all levels to undertake regular and pre-emptive patrols along the Kabba-Omuo road and other blind spots that have become the hunting routes of kidnappers.