Two Islamic clerics have been abducted by gunmen who took time to eat at their residence at Ayetoro in Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
AbdulJelil Hussein and Ilyas Jamiu were abducted around 10pm on Saturday December 18, just after arriving home from a public lecture.
Elder brother of one of the victims, Ibrahim Hussein said the gunmen seized phones of occupants of the house, went to the kitchen and ate the food the clerics’ wives prepared before abducting his brother and his friend.
“It happened around 10pm when they (the clerics) were alighting from the Toyota Highlander which my brother bought two months ago.
“The kidnappers were five and when they came, they laid ambush somewhere in the dark and were able to capture them immediately.
“After they took them, they marched them inside, seized our phones, went to the kitchen, took Eba and a pot of soup; they ate the food and all the meats in the soup before taking them away.”
The kidnap victim’s brother who confirmed that the kidnappers were armed, also revealed they’ve contacted the family and are demanding for a N15m ransom.
Ogun state police spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident, adding that the police and other security agencies, including local hunters, had begun combing the bush in the area in search of the victims.
“Yes, we are aware. Our men have been there with others, including local hunters, combing the bush.
“We will get them. We have got others in Ijebu-Ode and other areas in the state. We will get them and deal with them.”