Three persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in Idere Community, Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo state.
According to the secretary, Farmers Association, Ibarapa Zone, Mr Taiwo Adeagbo, six gunmen attacked the CEO of Subawah Filling Station, Mrs Sherifatu Adisa on Igboora-Idere road, abducted her and later took her life.
Mr Adeagbo said the other two victims are 9-year-old girls who happened to be cousins.
The girls had only gone to buy fuel at the station not knowing that the assailants were operating when they were shot and they died on the spot.
Corroborating the story, the chairman, Ibarapa Farmers Association, Mr Daniel Olubukola- Sunday said the mother of one of the children that were killed was also attacked and is presently receiving treatment at a private hospital in Idere.
In a related development, owner of a private hospital in the area, one Dr Akin dele, has also been kidnapped and his whereabouts is currently unknown.
Reacting, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwachukwu Ewonwu said some suspects have been arrested while investigations into the incident has commenced.