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Gunmen abducts wife, two children of an overseas returnee

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the wife and two children of an overseas returnee, Sikiru Abiola, in Kwara State.

The incident occurred in Okanle-Fajeromi community in Ifelodun Local Government Area, around 11:00 pm on Monday, June 19, 2023.

It was gathered that the gunmen invaded the community located near Idofian while villagers were asleep and kidnapped the mother and her sons.

It was learnt that Sikiru Abiola returned to the community from overseas about three years to practice farming.

The Olugbense of Okanle who is the Bale (community head), Alhaji Abdulfatai Olasunkanmi, who confirmed the incident said the gunmen arrived at the community at midnight when the villagers were already asleep and invaded the house of Alhaji Sikiru and kidnapped the victims.

He said the vigilantes in the town responded to the alarm raised by Alhaji Sikiru Abiola.

“One of the vigilantes was shot in the leg during a gun duel with the kidnappers and had since been rushed to the hospital. But one of the abducted members of the family was rescued,” he said.

Spokesman for the Kwara Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident Wednesday evening.

“The matter was reported today (Wednesday) and operatives in collaboration with other security agencies have been deployed to comb the bush,” the PPRO stated.

Till now, the abducted people have not been rescued from the kidnappers but our men are on their trails and we hope that they will be rescued,” Okasanmi added

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online news platform - Politics, Sport & Entertainment. Prevail Inegbenose hails from Irrua, Esan Central LGA of Edo State. He studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. Prevail Inegbenose is a veteran journalist with 15 years of active and practical journalism. He has authored so many write-ups, a lot of which had been published in the newspapers, magazines and social media. Hence Prevail Inegbenose is a Journalist, Writer, Researcher, Author, Communication Expert and Consultant, Social Media Influencer, Project Management Expert, Peace Ambassador and Advocate of Good Governance and Better Society. He's a Pastor, in fact the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja Nigeria.

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