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Gunmen kidnap former comptroller of customs

Suspected gunmen have reportedly abducted five persons in separate attacks in two different local government areas of Kwara State.

The incidents happened at Egbejila along Obate village, Asa local government, where a fish farmer, said to be a retired Deputy Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service was kidnapped on Thursday evening, while the other attack occurred along Obo Ayegunle/Osi Road in the Ekiti local government area of the state.

According to a distress statement by a resident of Asa local government made available to journalists in Ilorin, said that the attackers invaded the farm welding weapons and took the man away by foot through the bush.

Speaking on the incident, a close family source who did not want to be mentioned told reporters that the kidnappers have contacted the family demanding for ₦10million ransom.

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi who confirmed the development, said efforts are ongoing to rescue the victims.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Muzha Kucha