Gunmen abduct 4 in Oyo

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Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen on Thursday opened on a car, along the Ibadan-Ijebu Ode highway.

The driver of the car, whose identity was not known, was hit by the bullet on the upper part of his left hand but he escaped .

The driver said four occupants of the car coming behind him were whisked away by the gunmen.

He added the gunmen spared one of the occupants of the car from where the four were abducted because the man was old.

He said, “I was was traveling from Ibadan to Ijebu Ode and at around 8.25am some gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush and opened on car.

“As I reversed the car, some of the herdsmen came from the sides of the road and started shooting at car. I managed to open the door and fled but I was hit by a bullet.”

He said he reported the incident at the station in the Challenge area of Ibadan but was told to at Idi Ayunre.

The victim said the and Amotekun combed the vicinity and suspects were arrested.

The Public Relations Officer in , Mr Adewale Osifeso, promised to call back.

The Commandant of Amotekun in , Col.Olayinka Olayanju (retd.), did not pick calls placed to his telephone.