Police Denies Abduction of 25 Persons from Eruwa
The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, has said the news that 25 persons were kidnapped within 24 hours in Ibarapa area of the state was untrue.
News had filtered into the town on Thursday afternoon that an 18-seater bus from Abeokuta in Ogun State, transporting passengers along Igboora-Eruwa Road, was attacked by some gunmen and all the 18 passengers in the bus were abducted to an unknown destination.
Another seven persons were reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday evening by gunmen, also in Ibarapa. Though the convener of Igangan Development Advocates, Mr. Oladiran Oladokun, said the incidents occurred in Ibarapa, the police boss in the state said the Divisional Police Officer of Igboora and the Area Commander for Ibarapa were with her and they said nothing of such happened.
Correspondent Kunle Ojo reports that the Commissioner of Police while speaking with Journalists at the command headquarters in Eleyele said the report has no substance.
She confirmed that the information got to the police early in the day that some people have been abducted by gunmen in the Eruwa axis of the state adding that after several investigations, the command found the information to be false.
Onadeko, however, urged all the residents of the state to go about their normal business activities without any fear, adding that members of the public should give credible information to the police to enhance the security architecture of the state.