Two people have been kidnapped by gunmen who are believed to be kidnappers after they attacked Abaa, a neighborhood close to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.
According to reports, the gunmen entered the Surulere Local Government Area in Oyo State on Thursday night and abducted a hotelier and his employee as their victims.
According to reports, several LAUTECH employees and students reside in the neighborhood, which is close to the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway.
Under the condition of anonymity, a local resident told our correspondent that the gunmen, who he believed to be Fulani hoodlums, kidnapped the hotelier, his employee, and another person.
According to the source, Chief John Adepoju, the community’s leader, immediately issued instructions to the locals to exercise caution and stay indoors following the occurrence.
According to the source, Adepoju had called a gathering of community members to decide the next course of action.
The source said, “The owner of the hotel travelled and returned yesterday and the incident happened not long after his return.
“The kidnappers should be about 10 from what those who were present at the scene told us and they fired several shots to scare people away and whisked their victims away.
“This problem which we were hearing of from afar has come to this area and it is unfortunate that it has become a frequent occurrence here now.”
Recall that earlier this month, Dr. Rasheed, the proprietor of a private clinic, and Christopher Bakare, the manager of late former governor Adebayo Alao-property, Akala’s were both abducted in Jabata, Surulere Local Government Area.
After paying ransom, their captors released both of them.
Adewale Osifeso, the Oyo State Police Command’s police public relations officer, has not officially confirmed or denied the occurrence.
However, Oba Francis Alao, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, verified the occurrence to our correspondent.
He claimed to have contacted the police, who gave him the assurance that an investigation had been opened.
The monarch added that Fatai Owoseni, the governor’s security adviser and a former commissioner of police in Lagos State, had been helpful with regard to local security issues.
To avoid a repeat of the tragedy, he requested additional security personnel be sent to the area.