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Gunmen abduct cleric, son in Kwara

Gunmen have abducted three persons at Oko- Olowo, area of Ilorin, Kwara State in the early hours of Saturday.

The victims are a young cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu and his sibling, Fasasi.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the trio were attacked at their private residence in Oko- Olowo along Ilorin- Jebba expressway after the suspected kidnappers removed the burglary of a window in the building.

An attempt by Fasasi to escape was met with stiff resistance from the kidnappers who reportedly rained bullets on him and also matcheted him.

The father of the victims, Imam Amolegbe of Dada, Okelele area, Ilorin said that the kidnappers abandoned Fasasi thinking he was dead. adding that the victim is now recuperating at a private hospital in Ilorin.

Imam Amolegbe said the kidnappers have contacted the family demanding for N100m naira as a ransom.

Confirming the incident spokesman of Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi said that two suspects have been arrested in connection with the matter.

Reporting by Ali Rabiu; editing by Abdullahi Lamino