Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped yet-to-be recognized passengers at Odo-Osun, close to Imesi-Ile within the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.
It was gathered that the industrial automobile from Ekiti was going towards Ikirun by means of Ila street when the gunmen waylaid it at Odo-Osun round 1: 45pm on Monday and took the passengers to a close-by bush.
A safety supply stated the gunmen shot into the air to power the passenger bus to a cease, the Nation experiences.
The supply stated, “One person hinted the security about the Odo-Osun abduction and when we are on the search for the victims, we realised they had abducted some passengers from another two vehicles. The hostages were taken to the Ipanda village.
“They have reached out to demand a ransom. Those who did it were speaking Fulfulde while the person negotiating the ransom spoke in Yoruba.”
Another supply stated volunteers of Kiriji Heritage Defenders, a gaggle of hunters and the police have been already combing the bush to safe the discharge of the travellers.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) on the Imesi Police Station was within the search get together.
The Director-General of Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Dr Ademola Ekundayo, stated volunteers of the socio-cultural group have been on the path of the abductors and their victims.
Spokesperson for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola stated, “I have not been briefed. I will get back to you on the matter.”
Amotekun Corps Commandant Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinbi additionally stated he had but to be briefed.