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Armed men in military uniforms reportedly abducted four truck drivers from a farm in the outskirt of Ilorin, Kwara state. This was confirmed by state police spokesperson SP Ajayi Okasanmi on Wednesday 18 January 2023. According to him, the truck driver was kidnapped where he was collecting sand to be delivered to a customer. The victims are members of the Oyun Garage branch of the Ilorin Quarry and Sand Dealer's Association

Armed men in military uniforms reportedly abducted four truck drivers from a farm in the outskirt of Ilorin, Kwara state.

This was confirmed by state police spokesperson SP Ajayi Okasanmi on Wednesday 18 January 2023.

According to him, the truck driver was kidnapped where he was collecting sand to be delivered to a customer.

The victims are members of the Oyun Garage branch of the Ilorin Quarry and Sand Dealer’s Association.

The gunmen later contacted the family and demanded a ransom of 20 million naira for the four drivers.

Okasanmi said police are deployed in every forest in the state, along with separate security forces, including vigilantes and local hunters.

In his words:

The kidnapping incident was true, four tipper lorry drivers were kidnapped. Police in collaboration with other security agencies, Vigilante men and hunters have been dispatched to scout all the forest in the state but we are yet to sight any of the drivers. Our search still continues in the bush and I know that we will succeed. We are going to rescue them.”

My appeal to members of the public is that they should continue to give us information which will make us succeed in our assignment.

However, two suspectsare in the Police custody cooperating with the police in the investigation.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the wives of the drivers solicited for arms from commuters and passers-by in the Oyun district of Ilorin’s Snago-kwara State Technical Road.

This was done to raise money in order to meet the 20 million Naira ransom.

One of the women, Aishat said they began to solicit for money to pay the ransom demanded by the gunmen/kidnappers.

According to her, they sought help from philanthropists and community leaders to free their husbands from the kidnapper’s den.

Four truck drivers abducted in Ilorin

Cr: intelregion.com


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