Gunmen Abduct Vigilante, 3 Others In Kwara

Unknown gunmen have allegedly abducted four persons including a vigilante, who tried to rescue the victims who were returning from a naming ceremony in Kwara State.

The abduction reportedly occured in Aboto area of Asa local government area of the State.

PLATFORM TIMES gathered that the victims were abducted on Tuesday.

The Kwara State Police Command, on Thursday, confirmed the abduction incident .

The spokesman of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development, said that the Command was on top of the situation to rescue the kidnap victims.

He said that investigations had commenced on the matter, adding that there were conflicting reports on number of the abducted persons as some people said they were three while others said they were two.

Chairman of the Vigilantes in Kwara State, Saka Ibrahim, also confirmed the incident.

Ibrahim said: “A local who had a naming ceremony for his child was taking some guests home after the programme when his car was ambushed.

“Three male guests and one of our vigilante officials who tried to rescue them were kidnapped in the process. He was not wearing a uniform and did not bear any arm.

“Our men have been searching the bush for their whereabouts since then but no progress yet.”

Ibrahim added that the situation has been “really troubling because the abductors are yet to contact any of the victim’s family and not even ask for ransom yet.”

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