Gunmen abduct poultry farm manager, one other in Ogun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Gunmen abduct poultry farm manager, one other in Ogun

Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers on Monday afternoon stormed Idowa community in Odogbolu local government area of Ogun State and abducted a farm manager, Tunde Osifowokan at Flourishing Poultry Farm.

Osifowokan is said to be the younger brother of the owner of poultry farm.

This is just as the Hausa community in the town was also said to have reported on Tuesday that one Mallam Isiaka Aileru who went to his farm on Monday has not been seen and that he might have been abducted on his farm by this daredevil gunmen.

The gunmen were said to have arrived the farm in a commando style, shooting sporadically and sending every soul around scampering for safety.

They were said to have demanded for the owner of the business who had travelled, but was expected to return the same day

But when none of the workers refused to talk because of fear, Osifowokan was said to have stood up to say the owner of the farm was not around. 

The hoodlums had reportedly told him to identify himself and he said that he was the younger brother of the owner of the farm and so the abductors decided to escape with him amidst shooting. 

A community leader and the Sobaloju of Idowa, Chief Yusuf Olusanya confirmed the incident.

Chief Olusanya said, "the incident is true. The hoodlums, according to what I hear came wearing mask and started shooting sporadically. They demanded for the owner of poultry farm, but since none of the workers is actually the owner they kept quiet". 

"However, one of them stood up and when the hoodlums asked him to identify himself, he said he is the younger brother to the owner of the farm. That was how they went away with him".

"While trying to escape, they shot at one driver in the neck, they riddled his vehicle which he uses in carrying blocks with bullets". 

"A new twist was added to the incident when the Hausa Community in the town on Tuesday also said that they are looking for one of them, one Mallam Isiaka Aileru".

"He was said to have gone to his farm on Monday but he had since not returned. He has even been traced to his farm and they found the cloth he wore to the farm, but he was nowhere to be found".

"The thinking is that this same gang might have been responsible for this missing Mallam Isiaka Aileru 

"The police at Idowa, Odogbolu and even the Area Commander from Ijebu-Ode have all been here, but as we speak, we have not heard anything as touching demand for ransom by these abductors".

The Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu confirmed the abduction of the poultry farm attendant, saying that the police is deploying all its arsenal and intelligence to ensure that the victim regain freedom

Alamutu said, "there was actually a kidnap but only one person is involved and not two, if they are looking for another person, it may not be a kidnap. If the person has not returned home, they should give us another 24 hours before they will go and make official complain".

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