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Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night stormed a settlement in the Idi-ope area of Ibarapa North Local government, Oyo state, abducting three Yoruba cattle breeders.
According to Oyo Affairs, the three abducted persons identified as Kabiru Oladimeji, Kazeem, and Soka, were said to have been on their way to visit the person who manages the ranch for them when their abductors waylaid and whisked them away.
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Reports reveal that the kidnappers have contacted the families of their victims to demand a ransom of N10 million before the three men will be released.
Confirming the report of their kidnap to newsmen, the Convener of Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, stated that the incident happened on Sunday night.
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The spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command; Mr. Adewale Osifeso, also confirmed the incident stating that; “three male victims were abducted around 18:20hrs on Sunday at Idi Ope village near Igangan.
“The case was reported 11:54hrs on Monday. Efforts are ongoing to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors."
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Osifeso subsequently appealed to members of the public to endeavor to make timely report of such incidents in order to assist the police in taking prompt and necessary action in arresting the culprits and ensuring the release of victims.