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NSCDC confirmed the kidnapping of two persons in Oyo State by bandits/terrorists

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has confirmed the kidnapping of two persons yesterday in Otu town, Oyo State, by gunmen.

The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC in the state, Samuel Opabiyi, gave the confirmation in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ibadan on Saturday.

“Yes, it is true, but the police have taken over the investigation because it falls under their purview,” Opabiyi said.

Otu is one of the towns in the Itesiwaju Local Government Area of the state.

NAN further gathered that the two victims were identified as Dayo Olayanju and one Mrs. Obasola, whose husband, Kehinde, was said to have escaped with gunshot wounds.

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A community leader in the local government area, who preferred anonymity, said the incident happened in the early hours of Saturday.

“They were kidnapped in different areas. One was kidnapped on Okeho road.

“I have confirmed it. Two people were kidnapped, but we don’t know where they have been taken as of now,” the community leader said.

However, efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the state, Adewale Osifeso, proved abortive, as calls put through to his telephone line were not answered as of the time of filing this report.

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