Panic as bandits kidnap 60-year-old farmer in Kwara state

Four yet-to-be-identified gunmen have reportedly kidnapped a 60-year-old farmer, Mr Kayode Ajayi and his daughter at his poultry farm located at Laluba village in Asa local government council area of Kwara state.

Sources close to the victim’s family told journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday that “Mr Kayode Ajayi and his daughter were returning from their farm at Laluba around 7.00 pm on Monday when the unknown gunmen kidnapped them.

However, the family source who spoke with journalists in Ilorin on Tuesday on condition of anonymity said that the gunmen voluntarily released the daughter.

He said,” When the gunmen kidnapped the duo, they were later moved far away from the farm, but the daughter of Mr Kayode Ajayi was let off the hook, but the gunmen took her father away.

“The daughter of Mr Ajayi later called her mother to say that her father had been kidnapped and taken away by some suspected gunmen.

“It was at this point that the wife of Mr Ajayi raised the alarm over the kidnapping of his husband which led the people and well-wishers to know and later informed the security agencies, especially the police command towards rescuing the victim.

“We have been calling his number since Monday but repeatedly saying unavailable. We have resorted to prayers and hope that Mr Ajayi will be rescued”.

The state police Public Relations Officer, Ajayi Okasanmi, also confirmed the development.

He added, “Efforts are rigorously in progress to get Mr Kayode Ajayi rescued, please”.

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