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Suspected gunmen kidnap former college provost in Ogun

SOME suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly abducted Dr Ayodele Adetayo Ajayi, the former Provost of the Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Briefing journalists on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, said that the police and other security operatives had swung into action.

It was gathered that the former provost was abducted alongside his wife and driver on Tuesday evening at Ikija village, Olodo axis of the Abeokuta-Ibadan road in Odeda Local Government Area of the state.

While Ajayi’s wife was later released by the abductors, he and his driver were taken away.

A resident of the area said the gunmen came out of the bush to attack Ajayi and other motorists along the road.

He added that the gunmen who shot indiscriminately into the air blocked the road and whisked the victims away.

The source, who lamented the increasing rate of abduction at the Olodo axis of the Abeokuta-Ibadan road, alleged that no fewer than five persons had been kidnapped in the last week in the area.

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