Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded Abaa, a community near the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and abducted two persons.
It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the community in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State on Thursday night and whisked away their victims, a hotelier, and his worker.
The community is located off the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway. A resident, who pleaded anonymity said the hotelier, his worker, and one other person were kidnapped by Fulani hoodlums.
According to sources, the community head, Chief John Adepoju, immediately sent messages to residents to remain vigilant and stay indoors, adding that the leader had called a meeting of residents of the community where they would discuss what to do next.
“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.”
The supervisor of the late former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s farm, Christopher Bakare was abducted at Jabata in Surulere Local Government Area and the owner of a private clinic identified simply as Dr Rasheed was also abducted.
However, both were later released by their abductors after payment of ransoms.