A Nigerian government official, Shamsideen Abayomi Alamu, was murdered by kidnappers and his body is still missing days after he was killed

A Nigerian government official, Shamsideen Abayomi Alamu, was assassinated by kidnappers and his body remains missing days after his assassination.

Alamu, the Deputy Chief Surveyor of the Office of the Surveyor General of the Federation (OSGoF), was abducted on October 3 near Yakwo Farms in Abaji while returning from Iwo to Abuja after attending a ceremony of marriage.

OSGoF press officer Abu Michael said the late official was kidnapped alongside his mother and 7-year-old son Abdulhaq Alamu.

They were in a Toyota Corolla registered RSH 661NY when the assailants came out of the bush and shot at them.

Michael confirmed that Abayomi was murdered on October 6 while his mother and son were released the following day.

In a statement on Tuesday, October 11, the spokesperson informed the public that efforts were underway to find the body.

He said: “After hearing the news of his abduction, Federation Surveyor General Abudulganiyu Adebomehin and his leadership team sprang into action.

“The Bureau reliably learned that he was killed Thursday prior to the release of his mother and son on Friday through the intervention of family members, friends and other loved ones.”

Michael added that security agencies were working to recover Abayomi’s remains and urged citizens to provide useful information to the police.

After his release, Alamu’s mother, Alhaja Afusat Alamu, revealed that the gunmen demanded 50 million naira, but only 2.35 million naira was collected by the kidnappers.

Abayomi, a native of Iwo in Osun State, was recruited into the federal civil service on December 9, 2013.

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