Despite paying N7 million ransom to secure his release,
bandits have murdered Shila Ojebola, a Federal Inland
Revenue Service (FIRS) staff, family sources.
Mr Ojebola, 47, was recently promoted to a manager at
the FIRS’ Medium & Small Tax Office in Lugbe, sources
The promotion was said to have come when Mr Ojebola
was in the bandits’ camp after he was kidnapped along
Abuja-Kaduna Highway about three weeks ago.
“He was promoted to the post of a manager while in
their camp,” said a family source.
The Gazette also learnt that the police and State
Security Service (SSS) were involved in the ransom after
the bandits demanded N7 million.
The Gazette could not immediately reach the
spokesperson for the police in Abuja, Josephine Adeh,
to confirm their role in the matter.
Over the past year, the Abuja-Kaduna Highway has
become a danger zone with massive kidnappings and
killings of travellers.
Among a series of attacks on the highway, The Gazette
had reported that a traveller was killed while many were
abducted on November 11.
The ambush took place near Gadar Malam Mamman, a
few kilometres to the highway’s most dangerous
kidnapping spot, Rijana.
Also, a Nigerian Army colonel SB Onifade was abducted
by bandits on the same road after running into an
Mr Onifade was on a road trip at about 3:00 a.m. on
September 27 when he was abducted.