Gunmen in two separate attacks have abducted three persons in Asa LGA of Kwara State.
City & Crime gathered that the first incident occurred when one Abdulfatai, a dealer in aluminum scrap, was returning from the farm with his three children in a car when they were waylaid.
A source said, “Abdulfatai escaped, leaving the three children in the vehicle. The kidnappers freed the two younger siblings after they said they could find their way back home and abducted Abdulbasit, who is five years old.
“The second incident occurred around 6pm when one Saheed, popularly known as Bakayoko, was conveying one Ramat who is an apprentice in a chemist, and her colleague, both teenagers, on a motorcycle when they were accosted. But Bakayoko pretended that he wanted to get his shoes that fell off and escaped, leaving the girls who were in their apprentice uniforms. The gunmen who accosted them went away with the girls.
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City & Crime learnt that the kidnappers have reached out to Abdultafai and demanded N10m as ransom for his child.
The police spokesman in Kwara State, Ajayi Okasanmi, who confirmed the incidents in a telephone chat, said one the suspects had been arrested.
He said, “It’s true and we have arrested one of the kidnappers. Investigation is ongoing.”