Suspected Fulani kidnappers have allegedly descended on their tribesmen in Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, as they have abducted two persons and demanded N10 million naira
Positive Fm gathered that 40-year-old Amadu Shehu Imoru was kidnapped on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Oba Ayete Village, while Alhaji Kusore Shadani was abducted two days earlier, on Wednesday, April 14, at Iganna town, both in Oke Ogun area.
The first victim’s father, Imoru Gafar, was said to have reported at Ayete police station, on April 17, that the armed men invaded their village at about 7pm on Friday, shooting sporadically, after which they whisked away his son.
He further said that the abductors called the line of one Musa Imoru, who is the victim’s brother, on Saturday, April 17, at about 8:20a.m., and demanded N10 million as ransom.
The caller’s voice and accent according to him were said to belong to a Bororo Fulani.
On Thursday, April 15, a Fulani man, Shaibu Bello, and one other had reported at Iwere Ile police station that on April 14, at about 11am, he was with four cows to sell at Ibudo Musa with Alhaji Kusore Shadani, owner of the cows, along Ilaji Ile Farm Settlement footpath, when he was blocked by four masked armed men.
He said the gunmen kidnapped Kusore to an unknown destination.
The kidnappers were said to have called a brother of Alhaji Kusore, one Lati Kusore, who told Bello that the captors demanded N3 million as ransom.
The Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso confirmed the two incidents , saying that police operatives were on the trail of the abductors, in a bid to rescue the victims and arrest the crime perpetrators.