Two clerics kidnapped in Ogun, kidnappers demand $ 15 million ransom

An archive photo of a man holding a gun.

Two clerics kidnapped two clerics in Ogun state, police authorities said on Monday.

The victims – Islamic clerics – were taken by a gang of four to Ayetoro along the Ayetoro-Abeokuta road in the Yewa-Northern local government area of ​​the state.

The kidnappers reportedly stormed the religious residence on Saturday evening shortly after arriving from a public conference.

Family member of one of the victims, said Hussein Ibrahim TV Channels that the kidnappers took their time to carry out the operation while they ate before taking their victims away.

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“It happened around 10pm as they got off the Toyota Highlander my brother had just bought two months ago,” Hussein said.

“There were five kidnappers and when they arrived they had ambushed somewhere in the dark and were able to capture them immediately.

“After they took them, they let them in, grabbed our phones, went to the kitchen, took the Eba and the pot of soup, and ate the food and all the meats in the soup before taking them away. the clerics. “

He also said the kidnappers were armed with dangerous weapons.

He said, however, that the kidnappers contacted the family and demanded N15 million as ransom.

The victim’s brother revealed that at the time of this report, the police were aware of the situation.

When contacted, the public relations officer of the state police, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.

He said police and other security agencies, including local hunters, have started to sweep the bush in the area.

“Yes, we know about it. Our men went there with others, including local hunters, combing the bush, ”the police spokesman said.

“We are going to get them. We have more in Ijebu-Ode and other parts of the state. We are going to get them and take care of them.”

Karl M. Bailey