- Another disaster has befallen some Nigerians as they are now in the hands of kidnappers
- The victims were kidnapped along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade local government area of Osun state
- Meanwhile, both Amotekun and the police have confirmed the incident
Some Nigerians have fallen victims of kidnappers again. This is as travellers were abducted in Osun state.
According to The Nation, the incident occurred along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade local government area of the state.
The travellers were waylaid by gunmen, who took some of them to a nearby bush around Ori-Oke Omoh while others were left at the scene.
Corps Commander of Amotekun outfit, Osun state, General Bashir Adewinbi confirmed the unfortunate incident.
“We did not know the numbers of people that were kidnapped by gunmen but we have drafted people to the scene of the crime to secure there release."
Also, the police spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident. She stated:
”Two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening and our men have been deployed to the area to rescue them.”
Kidnapping has been on the increase across different Nigerian states and the government is struggling to tame it.
Legit.ng had reported that at least 10 natives of the Janbako community in the Maradun local government area in Zamfara were killed by bandits on Sunday, January 17.
Sources claimed that the armed criminals invaded the community on motorcycles in the night and began to shoot indiscriminately.
Legit.ng also reported that Rev. Fr. John Gbakaan, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Minna, Nigeria had been killed by gunmen suspected to be bandits. The priest was reportedly killed after he was abducted by the bandits in the north-central state.
Another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Ugochukwu Ugwoke, made the announcement on Saturday, January 16, via Twitter.
The brutal killing of the priest has sparked an outpouring of emotions by Catholic faithful in the state and beyond.
On Twitter, many Nigerians had been sharing their thoughts on the killing and the activities of bandits in northern Nigeria.
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