Gunmen have allegedly attacked people in Iwo area of Osun State where one person was allegedly killed in the process.
One staff of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun, who was yet to be identified, was on Monday evening shot, while two others were said to have been allegedly kidnapped by gunmen. The staff members of the institution were said to have been allegedly kidnapped along Iwo-Osogbo road.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Folashade Odoro, confirmed the incident, saying that the police were presently combing the area to apprehend the culprits and rescue those who were kidnapped.
“Yes, two people were kidnapped, but our men are already in the bush trying to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors, ” Odoro said.
Earlier, an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that the victims were accosted while returning from work by the suspected kidnappers.
According to the eyewitness, one person, who managed to escape from the scene was shot severally in the process and presently in a critical situation at an undisclosed hospital within the axis.
It would be recalled that some Methodist Church members, including a priest were kidnapped at the same axis late last year.
It was, however, alleged that about N3 million was paid as ransom before they could regain their freedom.
In another development, suspected herdsmen last night killed at least two persons, injured several others and razed many houses in a fresh attack on Tse-Kyoon, Nyiev Clan, Guma LGA, Benue State.
DAILY POST gathered that the attackers, armed with dangerous weapons, stormed the village, Monday evening and started shooting sporadically into the air.
Guma is the county home of the state governor, Samuel Ortom.
The development forced many residents to desert their homes. A resident of the community told our reporter that the suspected herdsmen, after killing the two victims, set ablaze some houses in the community before returning to their base.
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