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Gunmen abduct 15 Oyo residents in one month, collect millions of naira as ransom

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Info have emerged on how some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers stormed Ibadan and different main cities in Oyo State to kidnap no fewer than fifteen (15) individuals.

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DAILY POST experiences that no fewer than fifteen (15) residents of the state have been kidnapped within the final one month.

Our correspondent recollects that the victims have been kidnapped at completely different areas in Ibadan and different cities, together with Fiditi city.

Majority of these kidnapped have been kidnapped in Oluyole native authorities space in Ibadan, which falls underneath the Oyo Central District at the moment represented by Senator Teslim Folarin (APC).

Oluyole Federal Constituency is at the moment being represented by Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe (APC).

DAILY POST gathered that although a number of the kidnapped victims had been launched, they have been, nonetheless, freed by the abductors after their households paid hundreds of thousands of naira as ransom.

Amongst those that have been kidnapped within the final one month are two bankers, a palm wine taper and one other resident.

The 4 individuals have been kidnapped on Monday, fifteenth March 2021 alongside the Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan Highway on Monday fifteenth March.

They have been launched after a sum of 5 million naira (N5m) was allegedly paid to the abductors.

On Wednesday, seventeenth March, some gunmen stormed a farm in Fiditi in Afijio native authorities space and kidnapped a safety guard.

DAILY POST gathered that one particular person was additionally killed in the course of the invasion of the farm.

DAILY POST investigation additionally revealed that three people who find themselves farmers have been kidnapped at Sanyo and Soka space inside Oluyole native authorities space on March twenty ninth 2021.

The three individuals included a pair and one other farmer. The trio have been kidnapped whereas engaged on their farms.

Equally, 4 individuals amongst whom are three staff of a Quarry web site and one other resident have been additionally kidnapped on Tuesday, sixth April, 2021.

Gunmen kidnapped the 4 individuals amongst whom have been three staff of Megabolex Quarry web site, Idi Ayunre space in Oluyole native authorities space.

The victims have been blocked at about 4:30 pm after they have been popping out of the location.

They have been later launched after some hundreds of thousands of naira had been paid as ransom.

Our correspondent additionally learnt that three ladies amongst whom are a feminine soldier and two different ladies have been kidnapped on Monday, twelfth April at Onipe village, alongside the Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan Highway in Oluyole native authorities space.

The victims of the most recent abduction have been recognized as Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde.

DAILY POST learnt that the gunmen emerged from the bush round at about 8:20 a.m. and shot sporadically.

They later kidnapped the three ladies and took them to an unknown vacation spot.

Mrs Ogunrinde who is claimed to be a soldier was kidnapped whereas driving a Toyota RAV-4, with registration quantity AGL 66 FY.

It was gathered that a number of the residents of the realm later reported the incident at Idi Ayunre Division at about 10a.m on that fateful day.

DAILY POST gathered on Thursday that the three individuals have been but to be launched by the abductors as of the time of submitting this report.

Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, whereas reacting to the varied kidnap instances within the state, stated {that a} mixed group of policemen with native vigilantes and hunters underneath the supervision of the Assistant Commissioner of Police accountable for Operations, ACP Gbenga Ojo, had launched into a tactical sweep of the forests within the state.

He added that the goal was to destabilize prison operations, set up police presence, rescue abductees and apprehend the abductors.

Osifeso, in a press release obtained by DAILY POST on Thursday stated, “The eye of the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko has been drawn to the unlucky abduction incidents skilled alongside Idi Ayunre axis of Oluyole Native Authorities Space in Ibadan, Oyo State.

“Consequent upon this, a mixed group of Intelligence, Operational and Tactical property in live performance with native vigilantes and hunters underneath the supervision of the Assistant Commissioner of Police accountable for Operations, ACP Gbenga Ojo, launched into a tactical sweep of the forest geared toward destabilizing prison operations, establishing Police presence, rescuing abductees and apprehending the abductors.

“CP Onadeko needs to make use of this medium to state that safety of lives and properties nonetheless stays the primary precedence of the Oyo State Police Command and therefore unequivocally reaffirm its dedication in direction of guaranteeing that commuters plying the axis, residence and the great individuals of the state as an entire, transfer about their every day actions with none concern of molestation or harassment.

“The Commissioner of police, subsequently, enjoins the individuals of Oyo State to not relent in sharing credible and well timed data with the police for efficient discharge of its duties.”

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