Unknown Gunmen Kidnapped One, Shot Another In Kwara


Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have kidnapped one person and shot another one in Ekiti/Irepodun Local Government Areas of Kwara state.

The victims which confirmed to be two siblings Julius and Jacob Olarewaju was said to have been kidnapped on Wednesday evening between Obbo-Aiyegunle and Osi communities in Ekiti/Irepodun Local Government Areas of the state.

The victims were said to be traveling from Obbo-Aiyegunle on the said day to Omu-Aran/Irepodun Local Government Areas of the state to check on their brother who is recuperating in an hospital.

The gunmen, according to sources allegedly attacked their victims vehicle and kidnapped Julius while Jacob managed to escape.

The sources added that the attackers allegedly shot fleeing Jacob who feigned dead, making the suspected gunmen to leave him writhing in pains.

It was gathered that kidnappers have been having smooth operations in the area because of the state of disrepair of Obbo-Aiyegunle-Osi road.

The suspected gunmen, it was gathered as at the time of filing this report, are yet to contact the family of the victims for ransom.

Aare of Obbo-Aiyegunle Justice Joseph Gbadeyan (rtd) said the community members had met over the matter.

Gbadeyan urged the state government to rehabilitate the road to save the community members from the hands of miscreants.

When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi said he has not been briefed about the incident.

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