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Regional News of Friday, 29 July 2022


Unknown gunmen abducts hotelier, worker in Ogbomoso

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At least ten gunmen on Thursday allegedly abducted a hotelier and a staff member in the Ogbomosho area of Oyo state.

The hotelier had just returned to Ogbomoso from a trip in the evening before he was abducted with the worker from the hotel.

It was gathered that the gunmen fired gunshots to scare the public and thereafter took their victims to an unknown place.

The spokesperson for the police in Oyo State, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident and that the police had already begun an investigation.

“Investigation has commenced. You would be provided updates accordingly,” he said.

Kidnapping has become rampant in the Ogbomosho area of the state, the latest incident was the third in July.

Christopher Bakare, a farm supervisor, was kidnapped at late Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala’s residence on July 16 at Jabata in Surulere Local Government Area of the State.

A private hospital proprietor, Baba Rasheed, was also abducted on July 22, in the same area.

Both Bakare and Baba Rasheed paid ransom to the kidnappers before they were released.

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