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Gunmen abduct couple on farmland

By Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo


Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a couple on their farmland in Ori-Omipupa, Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.
The Hope Metro gathered that the couple identified as Mr and Mrs Blessing Omoru were kidnapped around 9:50pm when the gunmen invaded the village.
According to an eyewitness, when the gunmen entered the village, they shot sporadically and in the process kidnapped the couple.
“The cultural security guards named Kiriji Heritage Defender got the information about the kidnapping. So, their leader named Ademola Ekundayo with his boys trailed those guys, but they could not get them because the kidnappers had sophisticated weapons than them.
“We later informed the police but they are yet to rescue those abducted. The Kiriji guys are in the bush with the police,”he narrated.
A security source said the gunmen kidnapped the couple with the intention to demand ransom from the community because the incident took place in-between Esa-Oka and Esa-Odo.
Confirming the incident, Osun Osun police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, said around 10:45pm, one Moses Imomiuku of Ayetoro Street reported at Esa Oke Division.
She said Imomiuku told the police that around 10 pm, he received a distress call from one Andrew Omoru that his parents were kidnapped at farm settlement.
She said, “When our men got the report, the Divisional Police Officer led operatives to the scene with the combined efforts of Vigilante and men of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC) to rescue the victims.
“We recovered the motorcycle of the victims and our men are combing the areas to rescue the victims.”`

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