Gunmen on Sunday night attacked and abducted a businessman identified as Sikiru Bosere and one of his workers in the ancient town of Jebba in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The incident, it was gathered, occurred around 10:30 pm on Sunday when they were about to drive into their residence.
Sikiru, who deals in charcoals which he exports to other countries, was taken away by the gunmen along with his assistant identified as Philemon.
A source to PUNCH Metro that “the kidnappers had laid ambush around his residence at Labour Camp, Jebba and attacked them while his boy was about to open the gate when they arrived.
“The boy tried to escape but was seriously beaten. The kidnappers later whisked them into the bush through the second gate in the house. Nobody could go close to them because of the way they were shooting sporadically.”
One of the boys of the charcoal exporter (name withheld) revealed to our correspondent that the second victim was later released following Bosere’s plea.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident to PUNCH Metro on Monday, saying that one of the victims had been rescued.
He said that the police had since launched a search-and-rescue operation.
“A case of kidnapping was received early this morning. One victim has already been rescued while efforts are ongoing to rescue the remaining victim and possible arrest of the kidnappers,” Okasanmi said.
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