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Gunmen Abduct Popular Ilorin Based Businessman In Kwara

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An Ilorin state businessman identified as Alhaji Jamiu Olawale has been abducted by gunmen on Tuesday, October 19.

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He was kidnapped at Igbo Aran village close to Aboto Oja in Asa local government area of Kwara State at about 10.05 hours.

He owns two filling stations; Olawale petrol station in Amoyo and NIPCO filling station in Olulade, Ilorin.

A security source who preferred anonymity disclosed that, “he was on his way to the farm alongside his 8-year-old son when the incident happened.”

He was reportedly abducted and driven off on a motorcycle through Ira-Offa road.

“The 8-year-old boy, who could not be identified at the time of this report, ran home crying while narrating what happened ,” the source added.

It was learnt that security agents and local vigilante are combing the bush in a search and rescue operation for the victim.

When contacted, the spokesman of the state police command, Mr Okasanmi Ajayi, through a text message confirmed the development.

He said, ” it is confirmed, serious search and rescue operation ongoing please.”

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