Residents Raise Alarm as Gunmen Storm Community Near LAUTECH, Abduct Two

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have invaded Abaa, a community near the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso and abducted two persons.

Punch Newspaper reports that, the gunmen stormed the community which is located in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State on Thursday night, and whisked away their victims, a hotelier, and his worker.

Some LAUTECH workers as well as students are said to be living in the community which is located off the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway.

A resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the hotelier, his worker, and one other person were kidnapped by the gunmen he claimed are Fulani hoodlums.

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The source said the community head, Chief John Adepoju, immediately sent messages to residents to remain vigilant and stay indoors after the incident.

He has also called a meeting of residents of the community where they would discuss the next step to take.

The source said: “The owner of the hotel travelled and returned yesterday and the incident happened not long after his return.

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“The kidnappers should be about ten 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”, he added

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer for Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, is yet to confirm or deny the incident.

However, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, confirmed the incident.

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He said he had got in touch with the police and the police assured him that an investigation had commenced into it.

The monarch also said the Security Adviser to the Governor, Fatai Owoseni, who is a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State had been helpful concerning security matters in the area.

He therefore called for reinforcement of security personnel to the area, to prevent future occurrences of the incident.


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