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Gunmen kidnap former polytechnic lecturer

Gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped a retired lecturer of Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State, who was reportedly travelling from Abeokuta to Imasai city in Ogun State.

Fasasi Olanigan, who lives in Abeokuta, was with one other occupant in his automobile when he was seized on the Isaga axis of the highway by the gunmen

Mr Olanigan’s spouse stated the incident occurred at about 2 p.m. As of the time of this report, she stated a report had been made at Lafenwa Police Headquarters and the abductors have been but to contact the household

The sufferer’s pal, who was within the Toyota Verso automobile in the course of the incident and narrowly escaped, thereafter, raised the alarm to tell the household and buddies of the kidnap.

A brother of the sufferer, Abass Olanigan, a retired Everlasting Secretary within the Ogun State Civil Service, additionally confirmed the incident, including that the abductors emerged from the bush to kidnap Mr Olanigan. He described the incident as worrisome as a result of the sufferer, after his retirement in Offa, determined to relocate to a “extra peaceable” Ogun State.

Following the incident, hunters within the neighbouring neighborhood made efforts to comb the bush, having seen the footprints of the abductors. Their makes an attempt yielded little outcome, as of the time of submitting this report.

Efforts to talk with Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesperson within the state, have been unsuccessful.

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