A 24-year-old poultry farmer was, on Monday evening, abducted in his farm by unknown gunmen who invaded Oke Odan, Olomo area of Apete Community in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The victim, whose father owns the farm, was kidnapped about 5pm while working on the farm with other workers.
It was learnt that the abductors came to the farm in the evening with guns and started shooting to instil fear in the workers and others on the farm premises.
The gunmen, who were identified as the Fulanis, started asking for the farm owner immediately they arrived at the premises.
When told by the workers that the owner was not around, the gunmen pounced on his son who was trying to escape and went off with him.
At that time, it was learnt, other people on the farm fled in different directions to save their lives.
It was further gathered that when the Divisional Police Officer at Apete Division and other officers were informed of the incident, the DPO, a female, other officers and local vigilante men stormed the surroundings of Olomo community in search of the abductors and their victim.
They were also said to have gone into the forest leading to Moniya area of the city from Olomo community, on information that the kidnappers took the route, but their efforts had yet to yield results, as the abductors could not be found.
At the time of writing this report, the police operatives, vigilante groups and members of landlords’ associations in the area were back at Olomo community, in preparation for a continuous search.