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Gunmen abduct village head, wife in Ibadan


Gunmen abduct village head, wife in Ibadan

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday night kidnapped the Baale of Araromi Village, Chief Tafa Apanpa, and his wife in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The duo was reported to have been abducted by some assailants, who stormed the village located in Bakatari area of Ibadan.

NAN reports that Bakatari in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan is a border town between Oyo and Ogun, located on the Ibadan-Abeokuta road.

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A resident of the community, who pleaded anonymity disclosed that the duo was kidnapped while it was raining on Tuesday night.

The source said that their whereabouts were still unknown as of the time of filing this report on Wednesday.

When contacted, DSP Adewale Osifeso, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, saying efforts had been put in place to secure the release of the victims.

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“The incident happened very late on Tuesday 22nd of June, at Araromi Village.

“Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and apprehend the abductors, please,” he said.