Woman dies after kidnap by herdsmen

A woman who was kidnapped on Monday by some suspected Fulani herdsmen has been killed by her abductors.

It was discovered that the lifeless body of the woman identified as Mrs Ajoke Ishola, was found inside the bush around 7pm the next day.

Aremu Rafiu, a son-in-law to the deceased, confirmed the incident to a correspondent in a telephone conversation.

The deceased son-in-law had earlier disclosed that the woman was kidnapped along Igbo-Ori around 11am on Monday.

Rafiu also recalled how the abductors accosted the commercial motorcyclist conveying Ishola to farm, shooting him and injuring another woman on the bike.

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On Monday night, Rafiu revealed that, “We have found my mother-in-law’s dead body. The Fulani herdsmen killed her and dumped her body behind Obasanjo’s farm in our area.

“But, what we observed was that the killer Fulani herdsmen did not go away with their cows initially. The OPC members saw the cows while searching for Mrs Ishola. After the OPC operatives had combed the entire bush and left, the herdsmen came out of their hiding to drop her body and took away their cows.

“We made findings and discovered that the cows belong to one Fulani man called Orebe. So, those who committed that crime were Orebe boys.

“We have informed the police, but they said they won’t be able to visit the place at night, promising to be there on Tuesday.

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“The police said they would take the corpse to the mortuary. I told them I don’t have any money to waste at the mortuary. We only informed the police to be witnesses.

“The corpse was dropped by these wicked people near Obasanjo’s farm along Oke-Irori village,” the distraught son-in-law said.

Rafiu expressed sadness that the killing of innocent souls continue unabated in Yewa axis of the state.

No fewer than 12 persons have been reportedly killed in Owode Ketu, Ebute Igbooro, Agbon Ojodu and Imeko in the last one week.

Governor Dapo Abiodun was in the area on Monday to sympathise with the people.

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In his reaction, Abiodun disclosed that he would hold an all-important meeting with about five northern governors and other major stakeholders so as to find a lasting solution to the killings.

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