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Gunmen Kidnap ASUP Chair, 4 Others in Oyo

The Chairman Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology Igbo-Ora, Mr. Opadijo Olujide, his secretary, Gbenga Alayande and three others have been kidnapped.

It was gathered they were returning from a union meeting on Thursday in Saki when the incident occurred.

A source said that four kidnapped comrades are members of the school chapter of ASUP while the other victim is one of their wives.

“It is true. It happened on Thursday. They were returning from a union meeting in Saki. Five of them were kidnapped. Four of them are staff members of the school. The other one is wife of one of the victims.

“The school authorities have been making frantic effort to secure their freedom. The police are monitoring the situation. The Commissioner of Police was in Igbo-ora in the morning (Friday).The school is being careful. But the school may update the public when it gets updates,” a source said.

Police Public Relations Officers (PPRO) of Oyo State Police Command Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident.

The PPRO said:”Some lecturers were abducted at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-ora. The police is on the top of the situation.

The Commissioner of Police went there in the morning for on-the-spot assessment. Other developments will be unveiled.”

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