BY KAYODE ANIMASAUN
Suspected herdsmen have kidnapped three persons and injured another in Akure North local government of Ondo state.
The kidnapped victims are butchers working in Akure the state capital.
It was reliably gathered that the incident occurred at around 1 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday at Ajagbuusi community after Ala town in Akure north local government.
It was also gathered that four butchers had received a call from a one of the suspected kidnappers to come and buy cows and on getting to the community,the suspected kidnappers besieged them ,shooting sporadically and kidnapped three of them.
Speaking, the only butcher who escaped and now receiving treatment at a popular hospital in Akure said the kidnappers macheted him in the head.
Nasiru Jamiu said “ The herdsmen that used to sell cows to my boss called him to come and buy cows. Though he had been selling cows to him before, it has been long before they both transacted business.
We first went to the place on Saturday but the place was a long journey and my boss asked us to come back that he did not feel like going.
The guy kept disturbing him and convinced him that they would bring the cows to a nearby.
So when he was called yesterday, they told us that some people would come and meet us at Ala town before we would proceed to where the cows were kept.
On getting to ala, we took them to where the cows were and asked us to park our vehicles so that they could move the cows to the main road.
They entered into the bush while four of us were waiting beside the vehicle. Surprisingly they returned with guns and started shooting to the air. They kidnapped my boss inside the bush.
Three of us left tried to run for our lives but I was macheted, I fell and pretended as if I had died.
When I later realised no one was there again and I discovered that I was still alive, it was then I stood up and was running around the bush.
It was only my boss I saw kidnapped but the other two of us ,we still don’t know their whereabouts till now. Maybe they later kidnapped them too ,we are not certain.”