In Kwara: Unknown Gunmen Invaded Community, Kidnapped Monarch’s Brother …Demand N200M For Release, As Police Begins Rescue Mission

There was a reported of pandemonium in Olla town ,Isin LGA as yet to be identified gunmen stormed the town late hour on Saturday shooting sporadically in the air, ambushed one “Oni-jay” white Hillux and later whisked him away to an unknown destination.

According to reports coming from the community , Oni-Jay is a brother to one of the PDP Chieftains , Hon Onijala who’s also former Aide to former president goodluck Jonathan. Oni-jay is said to be managing a farm around the area and was ambushed on his way home from the farm around by 7:pm on Saturday.

Eyewitness further confirmed to this medium that the victim who resisted the attempt to kidnap him was later overpowered by the suspected gunmen matchetted him while shooting sporadically to scare residents away before he was later whisked away. The blood of the victim could be seen stained the Hillux indicating he must have been seriously injured before he was taken away .

The community have since been thrown in panic mode until this morning when Kidnappers called Onijala’s family to demand two hundred millions naira (#200M) as Ransom to release the victim from captivity.

However, another source said the Ransom had been toned down to Ten Million Naira (#10m) by the abductors during the negotiation
Sympathizers and family members who are awed by what had happened are currently gathered in Olla town to identify with the family and help them in search for their kidnapped sibling.

Throughout the operation that lasted for almost an hour, there was no report that security comfronted the gunmen.

However, combined team of security agencies including local hunters are currently launching manhunt and combing forests with the hope of rescuing the victim and bringing the perpetrators to immediate justice.


Meanwhile, the Kwara State Police Command got the information of the kidnap of one Olujala Adegboja at Olla town on Saturday, the Command anti Kidnapping and other tactical teams in conjunction with vigilante and hunters are already on search and rescue of the kidnapped victim as directed by the commissioner of police.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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