A former senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District, Mr. Ayo Arise, has been kidnapped.
He was abducted alongside his driver on Sunday evening along Okene-Abuja highway.
The politician was said to have been travelling in his Mercedes SUV when gunmen struck by accosting his vehicle and ferried him into the bush.
The abductors have contacted his family and demanded N80 million ransom.
The abducted former federal parliamentarian was Chairman, Senate
Committee on Privatisation between 2007 and 2011 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).