One person was killed and two others were abducted when gunmen invaded Ora community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The abductors stormed the town around 8pm on Saturday, October 28, 2023, and shot sporadically before whisking away their victims.
A senior community leader who does not want his name in print, told the Daily Trust that the gunmen abducted two female Point of Sales (POS) operators.
“They also killed another woman and attacked the husband of one of the POS operators who was trying to rescue her with a cutlass and inflicted several deep cuts on him. He is now battling for life in the hospital,” he said.
Speaking on the incident, the TIC chairman of Ifelodun, Mr Jide Asonibare, said they had mobilised “over one hundred vigilantes, local hunters, police and soldiers who are now combing the forest for their possible rescue.
“The husband of one of the victims who was attacked is in a critical condition at the hospital. But we’re yet to hear from our men in the forest,” Asonibare said.
Spokesman of the Kwara State Police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident on Sunday.
“The command in conjunction with other security agencies including the vigilantes and hunters are in hot search to rescue the victims. We are also looking forward to arresting the abductors,” the PPRO said.