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Gunmen kidnap 18 persons in Ibarapa, Oyo State



Unidentified gunmen have reportedly abducted no fewer than 18 passengers in a commercial bus in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State.

NewsWireNGR learnt that the passengers were travelling to Oyo State from Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State before they were ambushed by the assailants.

The Secretary Farmers Union in Ibarapa, Taiwo Adeagbo, confirmed that the incident happened on Thursday morning.

He said kidnapping had become almost a daily occurrence in the area saying some residents were collaborating with outsiders to perpetrate the crime.

He said, “The bus is still beside the road there between Eruwa and Igboora. I have told the police, I told our senator and others. I am saddened by these happenings.”

The Convener of Igangan Development Advocates, Oladiran Oladokun, also confirmed the development.

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