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Fulani herdsmen kidnap pregnant woman in Ogun, demand N30m ransom



Fulani Herdsmen

A pregnant woman and two other persons have been reportedly abducted by Fulani herdsmen in Ogun state.

The kidnappers have asked for N30 million as ransom, N10m for each person.

It was gathered that the victims were waylaid along Igbo-Ora-Sokoto road, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State, on Sunday evening.

They were said to be returning from a visit to a friend’s place at Rounder area of Abeokuta.


A source close to the family revealed that the victims were kidnapped in Karigo area of the state.

The abducted woman is reportedly eight-months pregnant.

Two other persons were said to have escaped during the incident.

“We got information that at the abattoir in Rounda that kidnappers abducted three persons.


“The kidnappers did not call immediately but they called on Tuesday, asking for N10 million on each victim as ransom. There is a pregnant woman among them, who would soon give birth,” the source said.

“It was gathered that the victims parked their car because the road is bad, but while trekking, they were ambushed by their kidnapers

“The abductees were two women and one man, identified as Baba Sandra.

“One of them is a thrift collector in the market here (Itoku market ); one is a civil servant but we don’t know where the other one works,” it was learnt.

“The husband of the pregnant woman was one of the two that escaped being kidnapped,” the source informed.


The Ogun police spokesman, Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident, adding that the vitims had organised a prayer session in the forest where they were abducted.

“Since that very day, our people have been on their trail. In fact, while I was discussing with the OC (Officer in-charge), they were still in the bush in that area trying to get all those people.

“But, our people should also be careful, they should stop organising prayers inside the forest,” he said.

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