Unknown gunmen have abducted a village head and his wife in Araromi village, Bakatari area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The News Carrier NG reports that the gunmen stormed Araromi village in Bakatari area on Tuesday night, and took the Baale, Chief Tafa Apanpa and his wife away.
Bakatari, which is one of the towns in Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan is located along the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road. It is a border town between Oyo and Ogun States.
According to residents of the area, the abduction of the village head and his wife occurred during Tuesday night’s rainfall in Ibadan.
It was learnt that the whereabouts of the duo is still unknown as of Wednesday.
A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity said: “It is true.The Baale has been kidnapped.”
The Oyo State Police Command through its spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, confirmed the incident.
Osifeso said that efforts have been intensified to secure the release of the victims.
“The incident happened very late on Tuesday, 22nd of June, 2021 at Araro village.
“Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and as well apprehend the abductors, please,” Osifeso said.