The Oninayin of Inayin in Iwajowa Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Ayansiji Peter, on Saturday narrated the efforts of the community to secure the release of a 52-year-old West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) supervisor, Sunday Adebayo, from his abductors.
Adebayo, who is a WAEC supervisor and vice-principal, was kidnapped on Wednesday morning while going to school.
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Speaking on his kidnap and eventual release, Oba Ayansiji Peter said the kidnappers demanded N100 million but the community, alongside the family, was able to raise over N2m before he was released.
He urged the government at all levels to come to the rescue of members of the community, as the issue of kidnapping was becoming unbearable for them.
The traditional ruler said; “We are not really safe. It is God that is securing us in this area. This is the third time they are kidnapping our people in the last few weeks.
“They collected N2.6m when they kidnapped the Secretary of Sabi Iganan. They kidnapped another man from Igangan recently. We only call on the government at all levels to come to our rescue because this is getting out of hand. We cannot continue to live with fear.”