Gunmen kidnap 13-year-old boy, demand N50m in Ogun

Unknown gunmen in Nigerian Army Camouflage reportedly kidnapped a 13-year-old boy in Obada-Odo Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The gunmen reportedly invaded Destiny Estate Community Association in Obada-Oko on Saturday around 9:15 pm, started shooting in the air, and whisked away the boy identified as Gbolahan Ajibola.

They have however reached out to the family and demanded a sum of N50 million before the boy would be released from their captivity.

Narrating the incident, the grandmother of the victim, Victoria Felix, told our correspondent that six gunmen invaded her house on Saturday night.

Felix, who is a trader in Adigbe, said the gunmen invaded their house as she and her daughter who is the mother of the victim were entering the house.

She said “Last night, (Saturday) as we got to the entrance of the house, the boy opened the gate for us. Suddenly, he screamed. We thought he was bitten by a Scorpion, but, as I was about to get down from the car to know what happened, I saw four gunmen already stood beside my car while two were at the gate and prevented the boy from closing the gate.

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“I asked them what did we do? We gave them our two bags. They collected the bags and also the phones of Gbolahan and his mother.

“As they were taking him away I held one of them by his cloth and insisted they should take me instead of him, they dragged us to the ground and started shooting.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, could not be reached.

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