Gunmen abduct four in Oyo

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Thursday opened fire on a car, along the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway.

The driver of the car, whose identity was not known, was hit by the bullet on the upper part of his left hand but he escaped death .

The driver said four occupants of the car coming behind him were whisked away by the gunmen.

He added that the gunmen spared one of the occupants of the car from where the four were abducted because the man was old.

He said, “I was was traveling from Ibadan to Ijebu Ode and at around 8.25am some gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on my car.

“As I reversed the car, some of the herdsmen came out from the two sides of the road and started shooting at my car. I managed to open the door and fled but I was hit by a bullet.”

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He said he reported the incident at the police station in the Challenge area of Ibadan but was told to report at Idi Ayunre.

The injured victim said the police and Amotekun combed the vicinity and two suspects were arrested.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Mr Adewale Osifeso, promised to call back.

The Commandant of Amotekun in Oyo State, Col.Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), did not pick calls placed to his telephone.

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