By Odunayo Ogunseye
It has come to be known that the abductors of Emmanuel Odetunde, a student in the department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, have demanded for a ransom of one hundred million naira (#100,000,000) for his release.
According to the news gathered by The Nation, Emmanuel was abducted around 5pm on Monday, while he was working at his father’s poultry in Oke Odan, Apete area of Ibadan, Oyo State.
It was reported that he was kidnapped when his father was not around by four suspected herders who came into the poultry with ammunition.
Odetunde Samuel, who is the victim’s brother, told the reporters that the kidnappers have reached out to the family demanding the sum of a hundred million naira for his brother’s release which the family is finding difficult to raise.
According to the Oyo Police spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, “the police is working alongside other security operatives to ensure that the victim returns safely from the den of the abductors”.
In addition, he made it known that information about the incident have been received and they are working together with other security operatives in order to ensure the release of the young man.
“We will also ensure that the kidnappers are captured having deployed a police tactical team, including an anti-kidnapping squad, that will help in the rescue mission.”
He urged members of the public “to help with credible information on the activities of criminal elements in the state”.