- Criminals caused another havoc in Oyo on Monday, October 26
- This time, armed abductors kidnapped the LCDA chairman of Iganna in Oyo, Jacob Olayiwola Adeleke
- Adeleke was kidnapped on his way to Ibadan for an important meeting
Amid looting and widespread violence across Nigeria following the nationwide EndSARS protests, criminals on Monday, October 26, struck terror in Oyo state.
A gang of armed men of the underworld on Monday abducted the chairman of Iganna local council development area, Jacob Olayiwola Adeleke, as well as his driver, along the Okeho-Ado Awaye Road in the state.
Nigerian Tribune reports that Adeleke was on his way to Ibadan to attend a crucial meeting when he was attacked by the abductors.
Unconfirmed reports claim that the kidnappers have contacted the family of Adeleke, requesting a ransom of N200 million.
However, vigilance groups in the area have started combing nearby forests in search of the kidnapped chairman in order to secure his release.
Meanwhile, a group of armed criminals on Tuesday, September 15, killed a person and kidnapped Major Jide Ijadare, a retired army officer of the United States of America (USA).
Eyewitnesses claimed that the well-planned attack took place along the Ijan Ekiti–Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin council area of Ekiti.
Confirming the worrisome development, Sunday Abutu, the spokesman of the police command in the state, disclosed that the kidnap and killing took place in the afternoon of Tuesday.
In his report, Abutu revealed:
“One person was also killed during the attack at a factory in Ijan Ekiti where the two persons were kidnapped.
“The police commissioner, Tunde Mobayo, has drafted policemen to the place. We are combing the bushes where they escaped. The long arms of the law will catch up with them and we will rescue the two persons.”
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