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  • Updated: January 13, 2023

Two Farmers Kidnapped En Route To Ile-Ogbo - Osun Police

The Osun Police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of two farmers, Samuel Oladotun and Fashola Tobiloba.

Both farmers, it was learnt, were kidnapped by some unidentified men in Ile-Ogbo, Ola-Oluwa local government area of the state on Thursday.

Yemisi Opalola, the Command spokesperson while confirming the kidnapping revealed that the Police in the state was already working on the development.

She also expressed assurance that the development would be resolved and the victims rescued.

A reliable police source who spoke anonymously also disclosed that the victims and seven others were returning from their farms in a bus when their vehicle came under attack along the Oke Osun Area, Ileogbo on Wednesday evening.

Six of the victims it was gathered managed to escape but three of them were captured and taken to an undisclosed location by their abductors.

"While moving the victims, another one escaped, leaving two others in the captives custody.

"Relatives of one of the victims received a call from the kidnappers this afternoon.

"They asked for a sum of N10 million to release them.

"Police and members of the Nigeria Forest and Security Service are combing the bush in the area.

"When they called, the kidnappers spoke in a language that we don’t understand.

"It is not English but they mentioned the amount they wanted as ransom.”

He also revealed that personnel of the Osun Amotekun Corps have been co-opted into the search.

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