Gunmen Reportedly Abduct Two OOU Students, Demand N50 Million Ransom

Gunmen Reportedly Abduct Two OOU Students, Demand N50 Million Ransom

March 15, 2021 Off By tmaq

Gunmen Reportedly Abduct Two OOU Students, Demand N50 Million Ransom

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Gunmen Reportedly Abduct Two OOU Students, Demand N50 Million Ransom

Gunmen have reportedly abducted two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro campus in Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

According to Vanguard, the incident occurred around 9pm on Sunday, when the suspected bandits stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro, shooting indiscriminately.

The 300-level students, Adeyemo Precious of Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management and Oyefule Abiola of Department of Agricultural Economics, were said to have been kidnapped in front of their hostel at Olowu area of Ayetoro.

It was gathered that the gunmen captured and abducted the two students who were said to be returning home at the time.

A resident said the suspected kidnappers targeted a female call card voucher bulk dealer living in the area.

However, due to their failure to break into her house, they resorted to abducting the two female varsity students, who were returning from an outing.

The witness stated:

After they were unable to gain access, they started shooting sporadically to create fear, and it was at this point Seun and Tosin were returning home, which is the same house the card dealer lives near Igbole Aibo Community Primary School, Aibo Quarter, Ayetoro, Ogun State.

Confirming the incident, Deputy Registrar, Corporate Affairs Unit of OOU, Mr. Niyi Oduwole, described it as unfortunate.

Oduwole said that the university management are working on the situation and collaborating with relevant people to ensure victims safe return.

He said;

The incident is most unfortunate. The university is beefing up security around all our campuses and hostels.

We sympathise with parents of the victims and we want to assure them that their wards will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation.

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The gunmen reportedly reached out to their families to demand N50 million as a ransom for their release.

The state police command was however yet to comment on the development, as at the time of filing this report.