Two farmers identified as Samuel Oladotun and Fashola Tobiloba, have been abducted by suspected kidnappers in Ileogbo, Osun State.
The victims and seven others were returning from their farms in a bus, when their vehicle came under attack along the Oke Osun Area, Ileogbo, on Wednesday evening, January 11, 2023.
It was gathered that six of the victims managed to escape, but three of them were captured and taken to an undisclosed location by their abductors.
A source told Vanguard that another one later escaped, adding that the kidnappers contacted the families and demanded N10m ransom for the two farmers.
"A relative of one of the victims received a call from the kidnappers this afternoon. They asked for a sum of N10 million to release them. Police and members of the Nigeria Forest and Security Service are combing the bush in the area," the source said.
“Amotekun men are also involved in the search. But currently, Samuel Oladotun and Fashola Tobiloba are still with them (abductors). When they called, the kidnappers spoke in a language that we don’t understand. It is not English but they mentioned the amount they wanted as ransom."
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the incident.
"We are already working on the incident. They will be rescued." the PPRO said.