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Gunmen abduct Ibadan village chief, his wife

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The Baale of Araromi Village in Ibadan, Chief Tafa Apanpa and his wife, have been abducted.

The duo were reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen, who stormed the village located in Bakatari area of Ibadan, on Tuesday night.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bakatari in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan is a border town between Oyo and Ogun, located on the Ibadan-Abeokuta road.

A resident of the community told newsmen on Wednesday in Ibadan, that the couple were kidnapped while it was raining on Tuesday night.

The source said that their whereabouts were still unknown as at the time of filing this report on Wednesday.

Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident, saying efforts had been put in place to secure the release of the victims.

“The incident happened very late on Tuesday 22nd of June, at Araromi Village. Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and apprehend the abductors, please,” he said. (NAN)