Gunmen abduct poultry farmer’s son in Ibadan

By Sunday Bamidele/:

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Monday evening, invaded Oke Odan community in Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo state and kidnapped the son of a poultry farmer.

The reports revealed that the poultry farm is situated at Oke Odan community, in Apete, a suburb of Ibadan owned by a man identified as Mr. Odetunde.

It was gathered that the kidnappers after shooting sporadically in the community to scare away residents, stormed the poultry farm and whisked away the farmer’s son.

It was however believed that some farm workers were also kidnapped alongside the farmer’s son and were later released, but a family source close to Odetunde however, confirmed that only the son was kidnapped.

The victim, according to the family source is an undergraduate of the University of Ibadan and his kidnap has thrown Apete community into a state of confusion.

Speaking, the family source said, “Yes, it has been confirmed that one of the sons has been kidnapped and I learnt that he was kidnapped in the farm today.

“They said that when they came, they shot into the air and kidnapped him.

“Some people are not moving out of the area now. It is not a fight as some people had insinuated, it was a case of kidnapping.”

Some residents of Apete and other communities in Ido Local Government Area said that they are currently keeping vigil to prevent future attacks.

Speaking, a resident said, “We cannot sleep now. We have to keep vigil. As I was coming home, they blocked the road. People are now checking cars and motorcyclists coming and going out of Apete.”

All efforts made to get the reaction of the spokesman of the State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, proved abortive as calls put across to him were not successful.

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