INSECURITY: Kidnappers Abduct Five Persons In Edo

Suspected herdsmen has reportedly kidnapped five persons in Igarra, Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State.

The suspected herdsmen has allegedly taken over the various farm roads in the area.

According to information gathered, four people were kidnapped on Wednesday while one was abducted on Tuesday.

A top commander of the Vigilante Group who wants to be anonymous, said they had been combing the forests in the area for the victims and their abductors.

He said, “They are just picking people everywhere, especially around farm road behind the Technical College hostel and behind the Gloryland School in Igarra.

“They kidnapped four people yesterday (Wednesday) and kidnapped one the day before. They contacted one of the families of the victims and they asked for N12m.

“They have called only once and since then, they have not called till now.

“About a week ago, they kidnapped four people near Aiyegunle where they killed one person and also kidnapped one person on the same farm road and they collected N1m before he was released.”

The Otaru of Igarra, Oba Adeche Saiki, called on the state government to enforce the ban on open grazing in the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuzor, said he had not received the report of the incident.

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