The Baale of Araromi Village in Ibadan, Oyo State, Chief Tafa Apanpa and his wife, have been abducted by some suspected kidnappers and the monarch held incommunicado.
The duo were reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen, who stormed the village located in Bakatari area of Ibadan, on Tuesday night.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bakatari in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan is a border town between Oyo and Ogun, located on the Ibadan-Abeokuta road.
A resident of the community, who pleaded anonymity, told newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, that the duo were kidnapped while it was raining on Tuesday night.
The source said that their whereabouts were still unknown as at the time of filing this report on Wednesday as neither the Oyo monarch nor the kidnappers have been heard from.
When contacted, DSP Adewale Osifeso, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the incident, saying efforts had been put in place to secure release of the victims.
“The incident happened very late on Tuesday 22nd of June, at Araromi Village.
“Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and apprehend the abductors, please,” he said. (NAN)
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that the latest violation of the peace in Ibadan, Oyo State follows the tense security atmosphere that has shadowed the state following an uprising by the locals against alleged kidnappers said to have been mostly masking as herdsmen who allegedly came from outside the country.