Unknown gunmen had abducted three passengers in Osu town, along Ife-Ilesha Expressway in Osun State.
The victims simply as Usman, was said to be brother of Seriki Hausa of Iyere town, while identities of the other two victims could not be immediately ascertained but it was gathered that there were taken to a forest in Osu after their vehicle was intercepted by the gunmen.
Police and members of Hunters Group of Nigeria in Osun state are working tirelessly to secure their release.
The Seriki Hausa, Haruna Tanko, confirmed abduction of his brother, saying he did not know the other two victims but the kidnappers N50m.
“It is true that my brother, Usman, was abducted by gunmen. They demanded ransom, but we have not been able to raise the money,” Tanko concluded.
The spokesperson for the Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said, “The matter was reported to the police in Osu division on Friday by one Tanko Haruna, said to be Seriki Hausa of Iyere community. He said someone called him on the telephone that his brother, Usman. and two others had been abducted.
“He also said N50m has been demanded by the kidnappers. Operatives are working hard to rescue those abducted and arrest the perpetrators.”