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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a farmer identified as Monsuru Olowoege at Igangan in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Our correspondent gathered that the incident happened on Monday evening at his Oke Agbede compound.

The kidnapping incident which occurred some hours after a series of similar incidents in the same local government area had thrown residents of the communities into a panic.

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The Convener of Igangan Development Advocates, Mr Oladokun Oladiran, told our correspondent on Monday night that the people of the town were under the siege of hoodlums.

He said, “Another person was kidnapped in Igangan tonight. This time, the victim, Olowoege was kidnapped inside his compound. They didn’t abduct him inside the bush, they went to his house and took him away.”

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Another farmer in the town also told our correspondent that kidnapping and other criminal activities had almost become a regular occurrence in the area.

However, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, did not pick calls placed to his telephone and had yet replied to the text message sent to him on the incident.

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Some few hours before Olowoege was abducted, a filling station owner, Mrs Shekinat Adisa, was kidnapped at her filling station in Tapa along Idere Road and was later killed.

Two cousins, who were around nine years old were also shot dead during the incident while the mother of one of them was said to have been hit by a stray bullet.

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