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4 children, farmer abducted by suspected herdsmen in Oyo

Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have abducted a farmer, Rasaq Jamiu, and his four children.

The latest abduction, it was gathered, happened in Maami village in the Ibaraoa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Jamiu was said to have gone to his farm in Maami village on Monday when the hoodlums stormed the farm and whisked the father and his children away.


The gunmen were said to have freed the children later on Monday but demanded a ransom of N5m for Jamiu.

The Secretary of Farmers Union in Ibarapaland, Taiwo Adeagbo, aka Akowe Agbe, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Tuesday.

He said, “The farmer and his children were abducted on Monday around 12noon.”

 However, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State Mr Adewale Osifeso, could not be reached on the phone. He had also yet to reply a text message sent to his phone as of press time.


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