Gunmen kidnap secondary school teacher in Ogun

• We"ll rescue kidnapped OOU students unhurt, says Abiodun

A female secondary school teacher at Community High School (Jnr), in Ilara-Yewa, in Imeko Afon Local Government Area of the state, identified as Mrs Akinbola Olusola Abosede, has been kidnapped.

It was gathered that Akinbola left for Ilara-Yewa, on Sunday, in preparation for work, on Monday, before the unfortunate incident happened.

She was said to have put calls through to some of her colleagues, that she was already on her way to Ilara.

The Tribune Online learnt that the victim called a few minutes later, asking her friends to pray for her safety, while her mobile line went off shortly after the distress call.

However, one of her abductors was said to have called a family member of the victim and demanded a sum of N5 million as ransom.

The incident, according to information at the disposal of Tribune Online was reported at the Sabo Police Station, Abeokuta.

Meanwhile, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, on Tuesday, assured that the two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro campus, would be rescued unhurt from their abductors.

Just as he directed security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of the act.

The victims, Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola studying Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively were abducted at about 9.00 pm, on Sunday, when the attackers stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro, in Yewa North Local Government Area of the State.

A statement by Kunle Somorin, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, described the development as unfortunate.

Somorin said that the State Government and security forces are working on the situation and collaborating with relevant people to ensure victims safe return.

“The incident is most unfortunate. The Government is beefing up security in the whole state. We just sent logistic and technical support to the Joint Security Intervention Squad in that local government area. Amotekun team will soon join them.

“While we sympathise with parents, relations and the university community, we want to assure them that their wards will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation,” the statement said.

The governor also charged security agents to engage locals in intelligence gathering to know where the bandits might be hiding within the surrounding township, villages and in the forest, saying security is a collective responsibility of both the government and the governed.


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