Three persons, including a pregnant woman, were abducted on Sunday by persons suspected to be Fulani militants. A ransom payment of N10m ransom is demanded for each of the abducted persons.
Victims of the abduction were reportedly kidnapped along the Igbo-Ora-Sokoto Road while going to visit their friend in Rounda, in the Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
A source close to one of the victims told a PUNCH correspondent that the kidnappers laid ambush for the victims around the area, known as Karigo.
The source said among the abducted was a woman with eight months’ pregnancy.
While narrating the incident, the source said the residents were five that embarked on the short trip. “The road was bad and so they parked their vehicle somewhere in the area and headed to their destination on foot.”
“The two persons that escaped, one of whom is the husband of the pregnant woman, said the kidnappers were Fulani herdsmen, known as Bororos,” he added.
Ogun State police public relations officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.
Oyeyemi, however, described the victims as worshippers who went into the forest for a special prayer before they were abducted.