Gunmen Kidnap Three In Osun, Demand N5m Ransom


Gunmen Kidnap Three In Osun, Demand N5m Ransom

Three persons have been kidnapped by some gunmen in the Iwo of Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State.

The kidnappers were said to have demanded N5 million for their release.

The gunmen who were said to have struck last Friday ambushed their abductees whose names were given by the state police command as Hamzat Ibrahim, Deere Ibrahim and a 38-year-old man, whose name was yet to be identified, according to Tribune.

It was gathered that they were kidnapped in their farmland located in Ologun area of the local government.

One of the hunters in the state while speaking with newsmen in Osogbo, said “Those that were kidnapped are Fulani people, they were in the farm when the kidnappers arrived.”

The hunter said the kidnappers had contacted the victim’s family and demanded N5 million ransom.

“They were not the kidnappers’ target, they abducted them when they didn’t meet their main target. Their target is based in the United Kingdom but he has a farm in that area. Maybe they didn’t get the information, although, the parents of those Fulani people are also wealthy.

“The kidnappers have contacted the family for ransom but it seems those kidnappers just started the business because they are young people,” he said.

Confirming the incident, the state police spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, said the incident was reported by one Hamidat Ibraheem to the police in the state.

She said, “The gunmen abducted Hamzat Ibrahim, Deere Ibrahim and a 38-year-old man. Our officers, hunters and other local security agencies are combing the forest to rescue the victims.”


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