Suspected gunmen have kidnapped twins of an Islamic cleric in Oyo State, Sheikh Taofeeq Akewugbagold.
According to information gathered, the kids were kidnapped at gunpoint in Ibadan, the state capital, Saturday night.
The Islamic cleric, Akewugbagold, in a post on his Facebook account on Sunday revealed that the children were kidnapped at gunpoint at his Ojoo residence in Ibadan on Saturday night.
Akewugbagold called on people to help him pray and plead with the kidnappers to have mercy on the mother of the abducted twins who was barren for almost 12 years.
“What a country! My twins’ children were kidnapped at gunpoint at my Ojoo residence Ibadan, around 8 pm Saturday, 10 minutes after I left my home for a recording lecture in a studio.”
“Everybody should please, for Allah’s sake, assist me in prayer and beg the abductors to please be merciful with me especially their mother who was barren for 12 years. I’m begging, not flexing anything. This is their pictures, help share wide. Oh my God.”
The development was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi.
Fadeyi said, “Yes, there was an abduction of Akewugbagold twins last night.”
“Efforts intensified, arrests were made and currently assisting the police in investigations”.