In Ogun, suspected Fulani herdsmen kidnapped a pregnant woman and two others, demanding N30 million in ransom.
The abductees were hauled away on Sunday evening along Igbo-Ora-Sokoto road in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State, according to NG Times.
The victims had gone to see a friend in the Rounder neighborhood of Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to a source, the kidnappers set up an ambush for three people in the Karigo area, with the pregnant woman in her eighth month.
According to him, the herdsmen called the victims’ relatives on Tuesday and demanded N10 million apiece in exchange for their release.
Two other people on the tour were claimed to have escaped when the kidnappers approached them.
The kidnappers did not call immediately but they called on Tuesday, asking for N10 million on each victim as ransom. There is a pregnant woman among them, who would soon give birth,” the source said.
“It was gathered that the victims parked their car because the road is bad, but while trekking, they were ambushed by their kidnapers
“The abductees were two women and one man, identified as Baba Sandra.
“One of them is a thrift collector in the market here (Itoku market ); one is a civil servant but we don’t know where the other one works,” it was learnt.
“The husband of the pregnant woman was one of the two that escaped being kidnapped,” the source informed
Contacted, the Ogun police spokesman, Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, has confirmed the incident.
However, Oyeyemi said the victims had organised a prayer session in the forest where they were captured.
“Since that very day, our people have been on their trail. In fact, while I was discussing with the OC (Officer in-charge), they were still in the bush in that area trying to get all those people.
“But, our people should also be careful, they should stop organising prayers inside the forest,” he said.