Breaking: Gunmen kidnap village head, wife in Ibadan

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By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Some armed men have abducted a village head and his wife in Ibadan, Oyo State.

According to reports, the operation was perpetrated in the late hours of Tuesday.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed Araromi Village in the Bakatari area of Ibadan and took Baale of Araromi village, Chief Tafa Apanpa, and his wife away.

Bakatari is located along the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road – it is a border town between Oyo and Ogun states.

A resident of the area confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday morning.

“It is true, Baale has been kidnapped,” said the source, who wished to remain anonymous.

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Spokesperson for the police in Oyo State, Mr Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident.

Osifeso said that the command was putting effort in place to secure the release of the victims.

He said, “The incident happened very late on Tuesday, 22nd of June, 2021 at Araromi village. Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and as well apprehend the abductors, please.”

By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

Some armed men have abducted a village head and his wife in Ibadan, Oyo State.

According to reports, the operation was perpetrated in the late hours of Tuesday.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed Araromi Village in the Bakatari area of Ibadan and took Baale of Araromi village, Chief Tafa Apanpa, and his wife away.

Bakatari is located along the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road – it is a border town between Oyo and Ogun states.

A resident of the area confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday morning.

“It is true, Baale has been kidnapped,” said the source, who wished to remain anonymous.

Spokesperson for the police in Oyo State, Mr Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident.

Osifeso said that the command was putting effort in place to secure the release of the victims.

He said, “The incident happened very late on Tuesday, 22nd of June, 2021 at Araromi village. Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and as well apprehend the abductors, please.”

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