Four persons were reportedly abducted by suspected armed kidnappers in Ile-Ire district of Ifelodun Local Government Area in Kwara State.
DAILY POST learnt that the victims, including a high chief, were abducted overnight on Tuesday in Afin community of the district.
The attack on the community occurred barely hours after a similar invasion on Oke-Ode community in the same local government on Tuesday in which one suspected armed robber was killed.
The Public Relations Officer of the Kwara State Police Command, DSP Ejire Adetoun Adeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a phone chat with DAILY POST on Wednesday, identified the abducted as high chief Simon 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.
“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 armed 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,” she added.
Adeyemi further stated that the search for the victims was ongoing at the time of this report.