Suspected Herdsmen Kidnap Supervisor on Alao-Akala Farm in Ogbomoso, Demand ₦100M Ransom

Barely a week after the Alao-Akala family welcomed a set of twins born by Olamiju Alao-Akala, the family has been thrown into turmoil as gunmen attacked the farm of the late former governor and kidnapped the farm supervisor, Mr. Christopher Bakare.

Bakare is a native of Gbongan in Osun State and was employed about four years ago.

The incident was said to have occurred at about 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at the farm located at Jabata, Surulere local government area of the state.

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The kidnappers, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, are said to have demanded a ransom of ₦100m.

This is coming amid the joy of the birth of the twins by the first son of the late Bobagunwa of Ogbomosoland, Olamijuwonlo Alao-Akala, whose naming ceremony is expected to come up on Wednesday (tomorrow).

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A close family source in a conversation with newsmen said: “Yes, they are Fulani herdsmen quite alright but they speak a smattering of Yoruba.

“The victim was kidnapped on the farm amid a staccato of gunshots. We have been trying to negotiate with them even though the police had been informed”, he added.

It was gathered that a meeting was held on Monday by some stakeholders to ensure the return of the victim, Christopher Bakare.

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Meanwhile, another source has confirmed that the Police Area Command Office, Ogbomoso, have been briefed about the incident and has swung into action.

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