A 60 Year Old Poultry Farmer identified as Mr Kayode Ajayi and his daughter have been kidnapped by gunmen in Kwara State.
Nigeriacrime.com gathered that the father and daughter were abducted at his Poultry farm located at Laluba village in Asa local government council area of Kwara state.
Sources close to the family of the victim said that “Mr. Kayode Ajayi and his daughter were returning from their farm at Laluba around 7.00 pm on Monday when they were kidnapped by the unknown gunmen.
Operatives of the anti-kidnapping unit of the state police command have been deployed to the village to join forces with the local hunters and vigilantes to rescue the victim in the surrounding bushes.
The family source who spoke with journalists on condition of anonymity however said that the daughter was voluntarily released by the gunmen.
He said, “When the duo were kidnapped by the gunmen, they were later moved far away from the farm but the daughter of Mr. Kayode Ajayi was later off the hook but his father was taken away by the gunmen.
“The daughter of Mr. Ajayi later called his mother that his father had been kidnapped and taken away by some suspected gunmen.
“It was at this point that, the wife of Mr. Ajayi raised the alarm over the kidnapping of his husband which led the people and well-wishers to know and later informed the security agencies especially the police command towards rescuing the victim”.
“I want to tell you that, we have been calling his number since Monday but repeatedly saying not available. We have resorted to prayers and hope that Mr. Ajayi will be rescued”.
Contacted, the state police command Public Relations Officer(PPRO) Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the development said, “The daughter of the victim has been rescued”.
He however said, “Efforts are rigorously in progress to get Mr Kayode Ajayi rescued, please.
“We have deployed our anti-kidnapping unit of the State Police command in search of Mr. Kayode Ajayi and by God’s grace, he will be rescued in due course”.