Crime

Gunmen Invade Osun Community, Abduct Three Residents

By Adenitan Akinola 

No fewer than three residents of a village located in Iwo, Iwo Local Government Area of Osun state, have been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen.

The gun-wielding men were said to have invaded the Iwo community and whisked away three habitats.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the three abductees were herders who resided in the village where the unfortunate incident was said to have happened.

The victims and other neighbours in the settlement were said to have screamed in order to call the attention of other villagers to the attack.

The incident happened at about 10 pm on Friday, the 20th of this year, according to sources.

It was gathered that the attackers shot sporadically to scare the people away before kidnapping the three persons.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Yemisi Opalola confirmed the abduction and said efforts were on to rescue the victims.

Mrs Opalola said one Hamidat Ibraheem reported the case.

She gave the kidnapped victims Hamzat Ibrahim, Deere Ibrahim and a 38-year-old man, whose name was yet to be identified.

Mrs Opalola said police officers, hunters and other local security agencies were combing the forest to rescue the victims.

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