Crime

Gunmen Kill Farmer at Fiditi, Abduct Guard

A farm customer had been reportedly shot dead by some gunmen at Fiditi area of Oyo State.

 The security guard of the farm was also abducted.

The gunmen had invaded Living Yield Farms in Fiditi Town, Oyo State at about 5:45p.m last Wednesday.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the gunmen, seven in number, arrived at the farm at the time the workers were closing for the day.

With five of them armed with AK-47 rifles and other guns, it was learnt that they searched for victims to kidnap, with one of them targeting the farm manager, Mr Adelakun Sunday, at the time he was about leaving his office.

The manager was however able to flee but the security guard, an indigene of Plateau State, called Felix, was not so lucky as he  was  taken away by the abductors.

It was gathered that the owner of the farm was not around, as it was learnt that he had travelled.

The deceased, who was said to have come to the farm on his Bajaj motorcycle, had bought two dead chickens, which he had put in a sack, before he met his death.

However, the security man was said to have escaped from his abductors yesterday morning without payment of any ransom as he escaped when the abductors were sleeping.

When contacted, the state police spokesman, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the story, attributing the escape of the victim to pressure put on the abductors by the police, through continuous search for the criminals who tried to hide to evade arrest.

He said that the body of the deceased had been deposited in mortuary at State Hospital, Oyo, for autopsy, while investigation had commenced into the incident.

Abisola Oluremi

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