Store owner killed in Ilorin, two children abducted


Unknown gunmen reportedly killed a store owner at Oja Tuntun market in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

The victim, identified as Mr Aribidesi, was allegedly attacked at his residence in Alubarika area, Gaa–Osibi, Alagbado area of Ilorin metropolis.

The incident according to findings occurred on Thursday night September when the victim was attacked with a machete by his assailants who also abducted two of his children.

A neighbour of the deceased who requested anonymity said the attackers also went away with the deceased’s mobile phone and had since reportedly contacted his family to demand for N10million naira as ransom to free the kidnapped children.

Nobody had knowledge of how they were able to gain access to the building, or how they scaled the fence of the house.

“But we learned that they killed him and took his two children away. He died from cutlass wounds,” the source disclosed.

“People have continued to visit his residence to condole his wife. It was nothing but an unfortunate incident’ one of the residents of Gaa-osibi” source said.

When contacted, spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force in Kwara state, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, told newsmen that no one had reported the incident to the police as of Friday night.

He, however, said being a people-friendly police force, efforts would be made to find out what had actually happened.

Okasanmi, urged residents and citizens of the state to ensure that they promptly report any threat to security of lives and property to the police in order to take necessary action.

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