The Police command in Oyo State on Tuesday confirmed the kidnap of a 24-year-old student at Apete area of Ibadan.
In a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, he noted that efforts has been intensified to arrest the kidnappers.
The statement read: “The Command wish to state that on 22/02/2021 at about 1800 hrs, upon information received from a member of the public that some suspected unknown gunmen entered a poultry farm at Oke-Odan community, Apete area of Ibadan and fired some shots into the air before abducting one Ayodeji Emmanuel ‘m’ aged 24 yrs who is a son to the owner of the farm.
“Immediately the Divisional Police officer of Apete got wind of the incident, she led Police patrol teams to the scene along with some local hunters and vigilantes to comb the far and near bushes with a view of arresting the hoodlums and equally secure release of the abductee.
“It was worthy to note that Concerted efforts has been intensified by Police Tactical teams including the Anti-kidnapping squad of the Command, who commenced investigation immediately and also on the trail of the hoodlums, while it’s desired that members of the public should partner with the Police by providing useful information that can lead to the arrest of criminal elements who are carrying out this heinous crime in the State.
“The CP assures the good people of Oyo State of the Police’s preparedness at all times to confront the hoodlums who are bent on wrecking havoc in the State, while soliciting unflinching supports of the general public not to allow criminal elements have a place to hibernate among them to enable all and sundry move about in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.”