Three residents of Omu-Aran, Headquarters of Irepodun Local Government Area; a woman alongside two of her children were abducted on Friday night. This abduction was confirmed by the President of The Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA) through the Spokesman of the association, Olayinka Owolewa.
Major General Olayemi Lasisi Abidoye (rtd), the President of the association described the incident as unfortunate. According to his statement, some gunmen stormed the Oko junction axis of Omu-Aran some minutes before eight on Friday night and shot sporadically In the air to induce fear in people and them away.
The gunmen later stormed a popular fuel station around the junction to abduct a woman, who is the wife of a popular Petrol dealer in Omuaran and two of her children.
The President commended the Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti and members of his council for their sleepless night over security issues in the community after the Vigilante group had swung into action in search of the abductees.
However, some arrests were made earlier on Saturday during a search for the abductees by the local vigilantes and other security agencies in the community.
He noted that the community in conjunction with the police and other law enforcement agencies are doing everything possible to see that the abductees are rescued alive.
The President advised members of the community not to entertain fear as they go about their daily activities. He also appealed to the State and Federal Government to help augment security apparatus in Omu-Aran and it’s environs198