The Police in Kogi on Thursday announced the rescue of the state Commissioner for Lands and Housing, Mr Stephen Maiyaki , who was abducted on May 30.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Shola Adebayo, said in a statement in Lokoja that Maiyaki was rescued at about 2 am from the kidnappers hideout at Abobo village in Adavi Local Government area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commissioner and six other persons were abducted at Osara village also in Adavi local government while there to resolve a land dispute.

The statement said that Maiyaki had been reunited with his family but was silent on the fate of the other six persons abducted along with him.

It was also silent on the fate of Justice Samuel Obayomi of the state High Court who was abducted in the same local government area on May 25.

The kidnappers had shot to death the policeman attached to the High Court Judge before taking him away.

The judge was on his way to court when he was kidnapped by six masked men.

Already judiciary workers and lawyers in the state have embarked on strike in protest over his abduction.

The police command in the state has since deployed units of mobile policemen and special anti-robbery squad to areas where Obayomi and others are believed to be held by the abductors.

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