Suspected Fulani herdsmen have abducted three persons, including a pregnant woman, and demanded N10m ransom for each of them.
The victims were reportedly kidnapped on Sunday along the Igbo-Ora-Sokoto Road while going to visit their friend in Rounda, in the Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
A source close to one of the victims told news men that the kidnappers laid ambush for the victims around the area, known as Karigo,.adding that the pregnant woman is in her eighth month.
He said the kidnappers reached out to the family members of the victims two days after, and demanded N10m from each of them.
While narrating the incident, the source said the residents were five that embarked on the short trip, but two escaped from the kidnappers.
The source added, “the victims parked their car because of the bad condition of the road, but while trekking, they were waylaid by their kidnappers”.
“The abductees were two women and one man, identified as Baba Sandra”
“The husband of the pregnant woman was one of the two persons that escaped being kidnapped”.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident.
Oyeyemi, however, described the victims as worshipers who went into the forest for a special prayer before they were abducted.
He said, “Since that very day, our people have been on their trail. Our tactical team has been trying to rescue them.
“But our people should also be careful; they should stop organizing ‘prayer mountain’ inside the forest.
“This is not the best time to be doing that. We also want to warn our people that if they are coming from a journey and their car breaks down in an isolated area, they should leave that place and go to the nearest police station in that area to inform them so that the police will stay with them pending the time that they would finish repairing the vehicle.