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Just In: Men in Army Uniforms Abduct 4 Truck Drivers In Kwara

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Esther David

 

S ome men suspected to have been hooligans dressed in military uniforms have abducted four tipper drivers from a farm in Ilorin, the state capital, where they went to excavate sand for supply to their customers last Saturday.

 

The abducted, were members of the Oyun Garage branch of the Association of Quarry and Sand dealers, Ilorin, a source said.

 

The kidnappers had already contacted families of the kidnapped and placed N5m ransom on each of them, PIJAlance learnt.

 

Some women who claimed to be wives of the drivers on Wednesday in Oyun area, Kwara State Polytechnic Road, Ilorin took to the street to solicit for alms from commuters and passersby to raise the ransom.

 

One of the women identified as Aishat said that they do that to beg to raise money.

 

She pleaded with philanthropists and the general public to come to their aid to free their husbands

 

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the abduction on Wednesday.

 

Okasanmi who said the victims were yet to be rescued as of the time of filling this report, said that two suspects had been arrested and were helping the police in their investigation.

 

More details, shortly.

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