Suspected gunmen have abducted three ranchers in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.
The three abducted persons are said to be Yoruba men who have a place where they breed cattle.
They were said to be going to visit the person who manages the ranch for them when the hoodlums waylaid them and whisked them away.
The victims were identified as Kabiru Oladimeji, two others victims were simply identified as Kazeem and Soka.
They were reportedly attacked on Sunday evening and were taken into captivity at Idiyan village in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.
It was gathered that the kidnappers had contacted the families of the abducted victims and demanded N10m ransom.
The Convener of Igangan Development Advocates , Oladiran Oladokun, confirmed the kidnap to our correspondent on the telephone.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State apolice Command, Mr Adewale Osifeso, when contacted also confirmed the kidnap.
He said, “Three male victims were abducted around 1820hrs on Sunday at Idi Ope village near Igangan.
“The case was however reported 1154hrs on Monday.
“Efforts are ongoing to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors."
The PPRO appealed to members of the ppublic to always report such cases early to aid prompt action from the police.