Kidnappers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have abducted two traders selling fufu, a staple food made from cassava,
on the Ayetoro-Olorunda road in Imala, Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Our correspondent gathered that the abductors had demanded the sum of N5million ransom each from the
victims. Another source said the abductors had waylaid the traders on Saturday, at about 4:45 am in Iwofin, an area around
Olorunda, kidnapping about five people including the driver of the vehicle, one Kamorudeen Olateju, and the traders.
The driver was reportedly abducted alongside one Ms Saidat Adediran and three other passengers.
The incident was said to have been reported at the Imala police divisional headquarters by two relatives of the abductees, Abubakar Olateju of Emado quarters and Kehinde Adediran, residing at Obon Oselu, all in Ayetoro.
A source said that the gunmen accosted the driver, who is alsoknown as Charger, and whisked him away with the passengers
Explaining further, the source said the two fufu traders produced the goods in wholesale and supply retailers at the
market every market day. According to the source, the kidnappers took advantage of
the failed portion on the road as they emerged from the bush and took the two traders away.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Sunday, confirmed the incident but said only
two people were abducted. Oyeyemi said the officers of the command had arrested
one of the kidnappers.
When asked if the abductors were Fulani herdsmen, Oyeyemi said the suspect in the police custody “is a Fulani man.”