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Gunmen Abduct Four Travellers In Ogun

Channels Television  
Updated May 5, 2021

 

 

In this file photo, a man is seen holding some guns tied together.

 

 

Gunmen on Tuesday abducted four travellers in Olubo Village, along Abeokuta-Imala-Ayetoro Road in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident on Wednesday.

The abducted travellers, three traders, and a driver were said to be returning from Ilara market in the Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state when they were abducted by the gunmen.

It was gathered that the gunmen armed with AK-47 rifles and machetes, abducted the driver and three women who were selected randomly among the passengers

An eyewitness added that the abductors spared a Fulani and two Hausa passengers among them.

A similar incident occurred around this village last month when a medical doctor and a nurse traveling from Imeko town, were also kidnapped

This development was said to have resulted in mass action by residents who barricaded the road in protest of the abduction.

Five other passengers travelling in the same Toyota Avensis (Verso) SUV with number plate FFF 654 TK were however spared by the kidnappers.

The abductors are yet to establish contact with relatives of the victims

Confirming the incident, the police public relations officer said an investigation has been launched by the police authority to ensure the release of the abducted victims.