Gunmen Kidnap Two Bowen University Lecturers


Suspected kidnappers have reportedly abducted two lecturers of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, on Monday 

The lecturers were said to be coming from Ilesha when their abductors stopped their vehicles around Idominasi, a town in Obokun local government.

One of four lecturers in the vehicle was reportedly shot by the assailants while another escaped unhurt. The remaining two were abducted.

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A staff of Osogbo local government, identified as Kolawole, whose vehicle was also attacked said the abductors attacked commuters on the road around 4.30pm.

He said, “The kidnappers were about five in number and spoke in Yoruba. They stopped a vehicle in front of our own vehicle. The men dressed in black and were armed with sophisticated weapons.

“The driver of the vehicle in front of us attempted to run and the vehicle was shot at. We all fled into the bush. The men spoke in fluent Yoruba language.”

The spokesperson for the Osun Police Command, Folasade Odoro, confirmed the abduction.

“But the information is still sketchy for now. Our men are still in the bush. We are on the trail of their abductors,” she said.

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