The parents of Emmanuel Odetunde, a student of Sociology at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State who was abducted by bandits have been asked to pay N100m for their child’s freedom.
Naija News understands that the undergraduate student was taken away by the unknown gunmen who invaded his father’s farmland in Oke Odan, Apete area of the state capital on Monday, February 22.
Reports had it that Odetunde was abducted after four suspected herders stormed their farm and demanded his father. They, however, went away with the young man after workers on the farmland told the gunmen that the father is not around.
The victim’s brother, Samuel told newsmen that the abductors had reached out to the family, demanding N100m ransom. Although Samuel said the safety of his brother was paramount, he added that the family could not raise the huge amount.
Responding to the situation when contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said in a statement that the police “are working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victim returns safely from the den of his abductors.”
“We will also ensure that the kidnappers are captured having deployed a police tactical team, including an anti-kidnapping squad that will help in the rescue mission,” the PPRO added.
Meanwhile, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has taken to social media to mock the Nigeria Police Force and Army over reprisal attack by citizens.
Kanu in a tweet on his Twitter handle on Friday morning, February 26 said the security agencies are now enjoying what they sowed during the Obigbo and Lekki Toll Gate incidents that caused the loss of lives a few months ago, Naija New reports.