Gunmen Shoot Man Dead, Abduct Pastor ,Two Others In Kwara 

By Fatai Ahmed



Gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers on Friday, struck in Sabaja, a suburb of Iwo in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State, killing one Chief Raphael Adewuyi, an indigene of the town and abducting a pastor and two others.

Adewuyi was said to be based in Lagos and was in kwara to attend the meeting of the Descendants Union in the town, according to sources.

The gunmen,it was gathered , had carried out an attack in Iwo on Friday night and had left with a Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) pastor. The church had held a programme in the town which was attended by clerics from other towns.

However, the gunmen, on arrival at Sabaja at about 9pm, noticed that the filling station there was still open. They stormed the place and herded the manager of the station and the security guard into their vehicle at gun point.

The activities of the suspected kidnappers ,it was gathered, attracted Adewuyi whose house is located very close to the fuel station. Adewuyi sources said, pointed flashlight at them from his room demanding to know what was going on and the gunmen responded by firing shots at him, killing him instantly.

Confirming the incident, Chairman of the Transition implementation Committee (TIC) , Isin local government, Engineer Tunde Fadipe, said the Council in conjunction with the Police and other Security forces has since embarked on a search operation with a view to arresting the kidnappers and getting the abductees freed.

Spokesman for the police in Kwara state, Okasanmi Ajayi , a Superintendent of Police, also confirmed the incident .

‘According to him,” three people were abducted in Iwo on Friday while one man was hit by stray bullet in his house. We have sent our men and the vigilante members to go after the abductors and rescue the three people, but we are yet to record success. I’m sure that the three people are going to be rescued’ he said.

It was further learnt that the kidnappers have got in touch with families of the victims and are demanding N10 million as ransom for their release.



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