A Fulani man identified as Ibrahim Momodu has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen in Abola Village, Idere, Ibarapa Central Local Government, Oyo State.
A brother of the victim, Usman Momodu, reported that the gunmen suspected to be bororo herdsmen, abducted his brother around 11am on Thursday. He said that some vigilante operatives and Villagers had, on Thurday, apprehended two fulani men, who were suspected to be Kidnappers in Abola Village. “Those fulanis came to buy drinks in multitudes and Villagers asked them to provide their identities, they claimed they were herders. Vigilante operatives/villagers then arrested two of them, and followed the rest to where they claimed their cows were kept, but they didn’t see any trace of their cow.
Speaking further on his kidnapped brother, He said: “Ibrahim was asked to follow them (suspected Fulanis) for easy interpretation of language.
“The remaining members of the suspected kidnappers retaliated by kidnapping Ibrahim. Some hours later, they used his (Ibrahim) phone to contact us, demanding the release of their men before they could release Ibrahim.
“One of the kidnappers was speaking fluent Yoruba while others were bororo”.
The arrested kidnappers had, in the late hours of Thursday, been transferred to Police Headquarter, Ibadan”
Speaking to the Pressmen This morning, the head of Abola village, Baale Sunday confirmed the authenticity of the incident, he said the case has been reported to DPO Ibarapa Central Igboora and they are tracking the phone number to get the location of those kidnappers.
The brother of the victim said when they (kidnappers of his brother) called him again this morning, they were demanding for 5 million Naira before they can release his brother.
He urged the government and the security agencies worthy enough to be mentioned to intervene and find lasting solution to this menace for it’s becoming unbearable.
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