Nigeria: Gunmen Kidnap 3 Cattle Breeders in Igangan, Demand N10 Million

Some gunmen, on Sunday evening, kidnapped three cattle breeders at Idi-Ope, in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Daily Trust gathered on Monday afternoon that the victims were identified as Kabiru Oladimeji, Kazeem and Sola.

Our correspondent reports that the cattle breeders were kidnapped while going to visit their farm manager.

Our source in Igangan told Daily Trust that the kidnappers laid ambush and whisked them away.

A source in Igangan community told Daily Trust that the kidnappers had contacted the families of the victims and demanded N10 million ransom.

Speaking with the Convener of Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, he said the incident happened on Sunday night.

The spokesman of the Oyo State Police Command, Mr Adewale Osifeso, who also confirmed the incident, said the case was reported on Monday morning.

He said: "Three male victims were abducted around 18:20hrs on Sunday at Idi Ope village near Igangan.

"The case was however reported at 11:54hrs on Monday.

"Efforts are ongoing to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors."

Osifeso appealed to members of the public to always report such incidents early so as to assist the police to take prompt action.

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