Indian Expatriates Abducted in Oyo

Nigeria police

By | Charles Nwoke

December 13, 2020 

The Nigerian Police Oyo State Command, on Sunday, confirmed the abduction of two foreigners in Ibadan, the state capital.

It was gathered that the two foreigners, who are Indians, were kidnapped on Wednesday.

The whereabouts of the victims are still unknown as of the time of this report.

PREMIUM TIMES learned that the two foreigners were kidnapped around 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

They were kidnapped at a pharmaceutical firm near Toll Gate on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

They were said to be driving out of the company’s premises when the kidnappers, who were trailing them, opened fire on their vehicle’s tires which forced the vehicles to a halt.

Their abduction joins a growing list of people, foreigners, and Nigerians kidnapped across Nigeria daily.

The latest such abduction was the kidnap of a yet to be confirmed number of secondary school students in Katsina State on Saturday.

Kidnapping for ransom has become common in many parts of Nigeria.

The police in Oyo has confirmed the abduction of the two foreigners.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the abduction in a statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday.

Mr. Fadeyi told PREMIUM TIMES that police officers are on the trail of the criminals.

He, however, urged expatriates to be vigilant during this period.

“Modalities have been emplaced while concerted effort intensified to rescue them from their captors.

“Likewise, all expatriates are advised to be vigilant and be watchful especially during this period.

‘While security agencies should be alerted when they see any suspicious movement around their facilities,” he said.