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My kidnap story -Anisulowo

Senator Iyabo AnisulowoOgun top female politician and Former Minister of State for Education, Senator Iyabo Anisulowo, has narrated her experience during her seven-day ordeal in the hands of her abductors.
Speaking to journalists after she arrived the Government House, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Anisulowo said she survived solely on water, adding that she did not eat throughout the seven days of her captivity.
She said her confidence in the courage and fighting spirit of the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in securing her freedom was what kept her alive and hopeful that she would eventually regain her freedom.
She recalled that she had to shun the food offered by her abductors and remained prayerful throughout her captivity, saying: “I’ve been on water, I did not eat anything throughout.”
She added: “I’m short of words, but I want to thank the governor and also thank God. I want to thank His Excellency for all the efforts you have put in with the security agents.
“I know the courage you have and the spirit to fight to the end and that was what kept me alive in the bush. I had the assurance that with the security agents that you have, you will work it through, so I thank God.”
‎The governor, who also spoke shortly after welcoming Senator Anisulowo back, disclosed that the kidnappers raised her ransom from N100 million to N200 million because of his involvement in the search for the female politician.
Amosun said the leaders of the kidnapping gang abused him “thoroughly” on the telephone in a conversation he had with them while the search for Anisulowo lasted.
According to him, the kingpin of the group accused him of “poke nosing” into an issue that did not concern him, rather than facing his primary duty of governing the state.
Amosun also explained that the kidnappers told him on the phone that they had wanted to ask for N100 million as ransom but had to raise it to N200 million because of his efforts to secure the release of the former minister.
Amosun added that the kingpin even threatened to deal with him and teach him a lesson. He also expressed his appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for his personal intervention and the Inspector General of Police (IG).

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