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Panic As Gunmen Attack Community Near LAUTECH



There is pandemonium in the the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso as gunmen suspected to be kidnappers invaded Abba, a community near the institution on Thursday night.

The gunmen reportedly kidnapped two people; a hotelier and his worker in the community located in the Surulere Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Some LAUTECH workers as well as students are said to be living in the community which is located off the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Expressway.

A resident of the community, who spoke on condition of anonymity claimed the gunmen were Fulani hoodlums.

The source said the community head, Chief John Adepoju, immediately sent messages to residents to remain vigilant and stay indoors after the incident.

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The source said, “The owner of the hotel travelled and returned yesterday and the incident happened not long after his return.

“The kidnappers should be about 10 from what those who were present at the scene told us and they fired several shots to scare people away and whisked their victims away.

“This problem which we were hearing of from afar has come to this area and it is unfortunate that it has become a frequent occurrence here now.”

The Police Public Relations Officer for Oyo State Police Command, Adewale Osifeso, is yet to confirm or deny the incident.

But the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Francis Alao, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He said he had got in touch with the police and the police assured him that an investigation had commenced into it.

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