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Gunmens Abducted Seven farmers in Epe

Posted: 15 February, 2017 at 08:16 am

Yesterday, seven people were reported to be kidnapped at Igbodu area of Epe, Lagos State, in which the casualties are two OPC (Oodua People's Congress) members and five farm workers of Eliasa Farm in the area.

This incident occurred a day after the release of the abducted secretary of Isheri North Landlord Association.

According to report, the abducted OPC members are employed by the farm management to serve as security guards for the farm workers, while around 7a.m on Tuesday some unknown gunmen, putting on military camouflage attacks the farm at Ishiwo road and kidnaps the farm workers and the two securities OPC guards.

Following the attacks, the Kidnappers lead them to a waiting boat in a forest nearby a riverside, while till now the farm management and the victim's family as not received any information from the gunmen.

Isaac Ayuba, one of the farm workers who escaped from the incident said: “The sound of strange voices woke me up early this morning, before I know what was going on, I saw a man ordering me to open the door to the room where I slept. I noticed there were other men in the premises. I counted six of them and they were all armed. They were ordering my colleagues to open their doors.

“One of the other men fired his weapon and the whole place was in commotion. Even the armed man standing at my door was confused.

So I used the door to push him aside and ran towards the fence. He shot at me as I did but missed. That was how I escaped,” he said.

Mr. Isaac added that the farm manager reports the incident to the state police, saying that his workers “Marcus, James, Modiu, Alfred and three other farms workers are missing,”

According to investigation, on January 27, some kidnappers attacks the community, abducted three farm workers identified as John, Busuyi, Kposu and a 24-year old man Olabiyi Ifeoluwa who graduate from Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Oyo State studies Nutrients and Biotechnology.

While two weeks ago a reports also revealed that about six farmers and one customer were abducted in the area, in which N2million were paid for their released.

Dolapo Badmos, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident and said “it is true seven farm workers were kidnapped at Igbodu area. The Lagos State Police command has commenced investigation following the report and we are working assiduously to rescue them.”

Fatai Owoseni, the Commissioner of Police, also said that the reports was not clear yet, saying:“we received a distress call that some farmers were kidnapped, but when the Divisional Police Officer and his men visited the scene, they discovered there was no such incident, but after sometime, I heard that it was some farmers who were off-loading chicken that was kidnapped. We are still investigating the matter to get a clearer picture.”

The State residents urged the police command to put more effort on the issue of kidnapping in the state, saying their duties is to provide security for people.

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