Traditional Chief, Three Others Kidnaped in Kwara Community

Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

A traditional chief, Simon Ibiwoye, and three other persons have been reportedly abducted by suspected armed kidnappers in Ile-Ire district of Ifelodun Local Government Area of  Kwara State.

THISDAY investigation revealed that the victims  were abducted overnight last Tuesday in Afin community of the district.

The attack on the community, it was gathered, occurred barely hours after a similar invasion on Oke-Ode community in the same local government area last Tuesday in which one suspected armed robber was killed.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident to journalists yesterday identified the abducted high chief as oSimon Ibiwoye, the Olukotun of Afin community, along with three teenagers.

She said the Kabiyesi of the community reached out to inform the police about the development.

According to the PPRO, “The abducted victims were taken to an unknown location, but on the receipt of the information, a team of the military, police and local hunters swung into action and stormed the bush where they were able to get three alleged informants linked to the suspected kidnappers now on the run.

“A cell phone was recovered on which the pictures of the suspected armed kidnappers were seen for easy identification.

“The alleged informants have been handed over to the anti-kidnapping unit of the state police command in Ilorin for continuation of investigation.”

Adetoun, further stated that the search for the victims was ongoing at the time of filling this report.

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