OYO - Wife and daughter of Oba Olusanjo Ojo, Baba-Aso of Igbole, a community in Igbo Ora, Ibarapa Central Local Government Area of Oyo State, were reportedly kidnapped by gunmen on Monday.
The monarch‘s wife, Olori Funbi, and her daughter, a serving corps member, were said to be returning from the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igboora, where the woman works as a matron when the hoodlums attacked them.
Recalled that the popular alternative medicine practitioner, Alhaji Yusuf Oko-Oloyun, was murdered recently in Igboora.
Sources alleged that Olori Funbi and her daughter were kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen around Keji Abra Farm, around 8.15pm.
The driver of the bullet-ridden vehicle, a young man who is said to be a son of the monarch (name not given), was said to have escaped.
Vigilance groups have started combing bushes to rescue the victims.
A source said, “There was a case of kidnapping in Igboora yesterday (Monday) which involved the wife of the Baba Aso of Igbole. The Olori also doubles as the matron of OYSCATECH Health Centre.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, said efforts were on to rescue the women from their abductors.
Fadeyi said, “The police tactical team is working hard in collaboration with the local people to rescue the victims. We are yet to determine who the assailants people are but we are sure that we would get them.”