Gunmen kidnap female soldier, 2 others in Ibadan

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Some bandits suspected to be kidnappers have stormed Ibadan again, kidnapping three people.

According to reports, gunmen on Tuesday abducted a female soldier and two other women.

The incident occurred at Onipe village, along the Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road in Oluyole Local Government Area of Ibadan on Monday.

It was gathered that the gunmen emerged from the bush at about 8:20 am and shot sporadically.

The gunmen later abducted the three women and took them to an unknown destination.

Those who were kidnapped according to a source were Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde.

Mrs Ogunrinde who is said to be a soldier was kidnapped while driving a Toyota RAV-4, with registration number AGL 66 FY.

It was gathered that some of the residents of the area later reported the incident at Idi Ayunre Division at about 10: am.

Public Relations Officer of the State Police command, Adewale Osifeso, when contacted confirmed the latest abduction to newsmen.

Osifeso told newsmen on Tuesday that local police in conjunction with hunters and vigilantes are currently in search of the kidnappers in order to rescue the victims.

He said, “Yes, it is confirmed.

“As we speak, a combined team of AKS, Idi Ayunre Division, other tactical teams, as well as local hunters and vigilante groups are actively on the trail of the gunmen, in a bid to rescue the victims and arrest the suspects.”

The latest abduction is coming less than a week after the kidnap of four people, among whom were three workers of a quarry site.

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