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Armed Men Abduct Two Clerics In Ogun, Eat Prepared Food Before Taking Victims Away

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Gunmen Kill 1, Abduct At Least 200 Islamiyya Students In NigerTwo clerics have been abducted in Ogun State, police authorities announced on Monday, December 20.

The victims were whisked away by a four-man gang at Ayetoro along Ayetoro-Abeokuta road in Yewa-North Local Government Area of the state.

The kidnappers were said to have stormed the residence of the clerics on Saturday night shortly after they arrived from a public lecture.

A family member of one of the victims, Hussein Ibrahim told Channels Television that the kidnappers took their time to carry out the operation as they ate before taking away their victims.

Hussein stated;

It happened around 10 pm when they were alighting from the Toyota Highlander which my brother had just bought two months’ ago. The kidnappers were five and when they came, they had laid ambush somewhere in the dark and were able to capture them immediately.

After they took them, they marched them inside, seized our phones, went to the kitchen, took the Eba and pot of soup, and ate the food and all the meats in the soup before taking the clerics away.

He also said that the kidnappers were armed with dangerous weapons but said the kidnappers had contacted the family and demanded N15 million as ransom.

The victim’s brother disclosed that at the time of filing this report that thepPolice were aware of the situation.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident, saying that police and other security agencies including the local hunters have begun combing the bush in the area.

The police spokesman stated;

Yes, we are aware. Our men have been there with others including local hunters combing the bush.vWe will get them. We have got others in Ijebu-Ode and other areas in the state. We will get them and deal with them.

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