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Unknown Gunmen Kidnap Son Of Former Minister Of Health Isaac Adewole In Oyo

Valentine Chinyem

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The son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on his farm in Oyo State.

According to a Facebook post by the minister’s aide, Mr. Sunday Saanu, Dayo Adewole, the son was coming from his farm in company of others, when the incident took place.

The post reads: “Prof Isaac Adewole son kidnapped in Ibadan. Let us please pray for God’s intervention. Dayo should be released unhurt this disheartening!”

He said, Adewole was waylaid at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State at about 6 p.m on Tuesday.

Some staff were with Adewole but the gunmen made for him leaving others with him unhurt.

Another source who spoke to the press, said;

“The villagers were alerted by the staff who survived the ordeal. Local hunters were mobilized by the Oniroko of Iroko.

“The hunters were said to have located the car of the abductors along the road to Iware village near Iroko.

“But they are yet to locate Dayo’s whereabouts. It was suspected that the kidnappers might have changed their vehicle following persistent announcement on the radio after Oniroko had raised the alarm on air.”

However, the former minister who traveled on a recess last week has reportedly cut his trip short to attend to the issue.

The abductors are yet to contact the family on their motive and the condition of their victim.