Suspected kidnappers have abducted a businessman, Alhaji Monsuru Aderoju, in the Igangan area of Ibarapa, Oyo State.
The latest incident happened less than 72 hours after the gruesome killing of the CEO of Subawa Oil, Sherifat Adisa and two 9-year-old cousins along Igboora-Idere road in Ibarapa.
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Oladokun Oladiran, convener of an advocacy group called Igangan Development Advocates, who confirmed the development in Ibadan on Tuesday, said that the businessman was kidnapped from his bedroom by the gun men around 8:pm on Monday, January 4.
“The victim is a popular cassava dealer known as Alhaji Monsuru Aderoju. Monsuru Aderoju was kidnapped by unknown strangers suspected to be the Fulani kidnap gang on Monday evening. He resides at Oke Agbède, Igangan. The business tycoon supplies cassava and he has one wife and two kids,” said Oladiran.
“After he finished his 8pm Muslim prayer, he decided to go home. According to information from a reliable source, two of the kidnappers attended the same prayer session. However, their strange faces only generated some suspicion after the saga unfolded; they were not thought to be threats (initially). They must have trailed him home and carried out their evil act. The state is too bureaucratic about this. There are times you throw away the garb of unnecessary bureaucracy to save lives.” he added.
The killings and kidnapping have forced members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) to shut their filling stations across Ibarapa.