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Gunmen Abduct Farmer in Oyo

Gunmen Abduct Farmer in Oyo

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have abducted a farmer, Rasaq Jamiu, and his four children in Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

The latest abduction, it was gathered, happened in Maami village.

Jamiu was said to have gone to his farm in Maami village on Monday when the hoodlums stormed the farm and whisked the father and his children away.

The gunmen were said to have freed the children later on Monday but demanded a ransom of N5m for Jamiu.

The Secretary of Farmers Union in Ibarapaland, Taiwo Adeagbo, also known as Akowe Agbe, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He said the farmer and his children were abducted on Monday.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State Adewale Osifeso, said he has not been briefed about the incident and promised to get back as soon as possible.

As at the time of this report, there has been no confirmation from the police concerning the incident.


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