Gunmen abduct three people in Osun

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen kidnapped three people from a farm in Iwo town, under Iwo Local Government Area of Osun.

NAN also heard that these people were abducted from their farm in Ologun area in Iwo at night.

The names of the victims have been announced as Hamzat Ibrahim, Deere Ibrahim and another unidentified man.

SP Yemisi Opalola, who is the public officer in charge of the Police in Osun, who disclosed this to journalists, also said that efforts are being made to rescue them.

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Opalola said one Hamidat Ibraheem reported the case to the Police Division in Iwo.

She said police officers, hunters and other local security agencies were combing the forest to rescue the victims.

NAN reports that the fresh abduction is happening the same day after the remaining two members of the four abducted Osun Baptist Conference members, were released after payment of N10 million ransom.

Two of the Baptist Conference members were abducted at Ileogbo, Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun on Jan. 11 while returning from their farm.

Another two were later detained by the kidnappers on Jan. 16, at Egbe (Kogi State), when they went to drop the N6 million ransom demanded for the release of the earlier victims.

Subsequently, the two that were later kidnapped in Kogi, were released on Friday after additional N4 million was paid for their release.

The initial two abducted persons in Osun were released on Jan. 16 (NAN)














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