Tension in Southwest State as Gunmen Abduct Community Leader

Tension in Southwest State as Gunmen Abduct Community Leader

- Unknown gunmen have struck again in Ogun, whisking away Tajudeen Omotayo, a community leader

- The community leader was kidnapped while returning home on Saturday, March 20

- The state command police public relations officer has confirmed the incident

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Another kidnapping in the southwest region of Nigeria has drawn attention to the country's rising security challenges.

Some armed men suspected to be kidnappers have abducted Tajudeen Omotayo, a community leader in Imope, Ijebu-North LGA of Ogun state.

Channels TV reports that Omotayo, popularly known as Oba Alade meta of Imope town, was abducted while he was on his way back home on Saturday afternoon, March 20.

Speaking to the news publication a source who is a resident of the town on Monday, March 22, said that the victim left his place for Ijebu-Ode around 11 am in his car.

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Tension in Southwest State as Gunmen Abduct Community Leader
A community leader has been abducted in Ogun state by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
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The source went on to note that the victim was kidnapped around 3:00 pm at Oke-Eri of Imope. He was taken by the unknown gunmen who left his vehicle on the road.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident.

Similarly, unknown gunmen abducted a Catholic priest identified as Harrison Prhinyovaw in Delta state.

The priest was said to have been abducted at about 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 15 at a bad spot in Abraka, Ethiope East local government area of the state.

He is said to be in charge of St. John’s Catholic Church, Obinomba in Ukwuani local government area of Delta state.

In another report, the police arrested two suspected kidnappers, Abdullahi Danshoho and Illiyasu Salleh, who abducted two patients and a nurse at a hospital in Nasarawa state.

The suspects allegedly confessed their crime after they were busted by the police intelligence response team.

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