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Armed Gang Abducts Obasanjo’s Workers In Southwest Nigeria

The four persons who were abducted, work in former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s farm in Ogun State.

Four workers at the Obasanjo Farm have been abducted by an armed gang in Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, police said on Thursday. The four persons were abducted at  Ogbeinu, a village located in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of  the state.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police spokesperson in the state who confirmed the news to HumAngle on Thursday, Sept. 9 said the abducted persons are workers at a farm owned by Olusegun Obasanjo, a former President of Nigeria. 

According to Oyeyemi, the incident took place at about 6 p.m. WAT on Wednesday, Sept. 8. “The people were coming from the farm; they had already finished their assignments but on their way back, they were ambushed by some hoodlums who kidnapped them,” Oyeyemi told HumAngle.

He said the State Police command has begun to trail the assailants to bring them to justice and rescue the victims. Oyeyemi told HumAngle that “our Policemen have been there since yesterday, as well as the anti kidnapping unit and the SWAT.”

As of the time of filing of this report, the kidnappers have not contacted the families of those abducted.

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Chigozie Victor

Chigozie Victor is a journalist and a creative writer. Her work focuses on SGBV, policy and security infrastructure. The graduate of English and Literature from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is passionate about helping audiences understand salient issues through clear reporting and multimedia journalism. She tweets at @nwaanyi_manaria

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