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Bandits kill FIRS manager despite collecting N7 million ransom

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Shila Ojebola, a staff of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has been murdered by bandits, despite payment of N7 million by his family to secure his release.

According to a source, Ojebola, 47, was recently promoted to a manager at the FIRS’ Medium & Small Tax Office in Lugbe.

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,” the source revealed to Peoples Gazette.

It was further gathered that the police and State Security Service (SSS) were involved in the ransom after the bandits demanded N7 million.

Over the past year, the Abuja-Kaduna Highway has become a danger zone with massive kidnappings and killings of travellers.