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Gunmen abduct tribesmen, demand 10million naira ransom

Rachael Olokungboye

OYO – Suspected Herdsmen have allegedly descended on their tribesmen in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo state, as they have to kidnap two persons and demanded N10 million naira ransom.

According to Positive FM News, it was gathered that 40-year-old Amadu Shehu Imoru was Kidnapped on Friday, April 16, 2021, at oba Ayete Village Alhaji Kusore Shadani was also abducted two days earlier, on Wednesday, April 14, at Iganna town, both in the Oke Ogun area.

The first victim’s father, Imoru Gafar, was said to have reported at Ayete police station, on April 17, that the armed men invaded their village at about 7 pm on Friday, shooting sporadically, after which they abduct away his son.

He further said that the abductors called the line of one Musa Imoru, who is the victim’s brother, on Saturday, April 17, at about 8:20 a.m., and demanded N10 million as ransom.

The caller’s voice and accent according to him were said to belong to a Bororo Fulani.

On Thursday, April 15, a Fulani man, Shaibu Bello, and one other had reported at Iwere Ile police station that on April 14, at about 11 am, he was with four cows to sell at Ibudo Musa with Alhaji Kusore Shadani, owner of the cows, along Ilaji Ile Farm Settlement footpath, when he was blocked by four masked armed men.

He added that the kidnappers were said to have called a brother of Alhaji Kusore, one Lati Kusore, who told Bello that the captors demanded N3 million as ransom.

The Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso who confirmed the two incidents, said that the police operative are currently on the trail of the abductors, in a bid to rescue the victims and arrest the crime perpetrators.

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