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Gunmen kidnap Ogun traditional ruler

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the Alademeta Kolawole Omotayo, the Olori-Ilu of Imope, a town in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The traditional ruler, who is also the President of Ijebu-Igbo club was abducted on Saturday while returning from a visit to a neigbouring town. Though details of the incident are still unavailable.

It was gathered that he left his palace on Saturday just before noon in one of his vehicles, a butter-coloured Sport Utility Vehicle with plate number W 3 J9 Ogun.

According to The NATION, a source said “He told us he was going to Ijebu Ode. On his way back home around 3:00pm, unknown gunmen accosted him at Oke-Eri, another community not far from here and took him away. They didn’t go with his vehicle. They left his vehicle on the road.”

Another source said “We are searching for him. Security operatives and local hunters are on their toes doing the needful with dispatch. Thanks to Ogun state government for their prompt reaction and the proactive steps taken so far.”

The Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Ambassador Tunde Oladunjoye, who confirmed the incident promised to get in touch with necessary authorities quickly in order to fast track possible rescue of the victim.

“Actions are being taken already. I have reached out to the Commissioner of Police and the State security already,” he said.

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