Suspected fulani herdsmen have allegedly kidnapped two people in Oyo state.
The hoodlums were alleged to have invaded Abaa, a community near the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso,which is located in the Surulere Local Government Area of the State on Thursday night and whisked away their victims, a hotelier, and his worker.
A resident of the community, who preferred to remain anonymous said that the hotelier, his worker, and one other person were kidnapped by the gunmen he claimed are Fulani hoodlums.
“The owner of the hotel travelled and returned yesterday and the incident happened not long after his return”, the source added.
Furthermore, the source said the community head, Chief John Adepoju, immediately sent messages to residents to remain vigilant and stay indoors after the incident.
“The kidnappers should be about 10 from what those who were present at the scene told us and they fired several shots to scare people away and whisked their victims away.
“This problem which we were hearing of from afar has come to this area and it is unfortunate that it has become a frequent occurrence here now”, the source lamented.
All efforts to confirm the incident from the Police Public Relations Officer for Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, proved abortive.
However, the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, confirmed the incident, saying that he had got in touch with the police and the police assured him that an investigation had commenced into it.
The monarch also said the Security Adviser to the Governor, Fatai Owoseni, who is a former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State had been helpful concerning security matters in the area.
He called for reinforcement of security personnel to the area to prevent future occurrences of the incident.