The administration of the State College of Agriculture and Technology of Oyo, Igbo-Ora, confirmed on Saturday the kidnapping of four of its staff.
LATEST NIGERIA NEWSPAPER report that The four staff members of the institution who were kidnapped included the President of the Polytechnic Staff Union (ASUP), at the institution, Mr. Opa said Olujide, the Secretary of ASUP, Gbenga Alayande and two other staff members of the institution and a wife of one of the victims.
The daily message met on Saturday that Olujide, Alayande and two other staff members of the institution, along with the wife of one of the victims, were kidnapped while returning from a meeting held in Saki on Thursday.
LATEST NIGERIA NEWSPAPER report that The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Ms. Opeyemi Olawoore, who spoke on behalf of the institution’s management, confirmed the kidnapping to LATEST NIGERIA NEWSPAPER on Saturday.
Olawoore, while talking with our correspondent, reluctantly confirmed that the kidnappers had contacted the families of the kidnapped victims. Olawoore, who confirmed that the kidnappers informed the families and demanded the rescue, however, did not indicate the amount requested by the kidnappers to the families.
He added that security agencies in the state are also aware of the development. She said the institution decided to keep silent the amount of money demanded by the kidnappers for “security reasons.”
LATEST NIGERIA NEWSPAPER report that Olawoore said: “Yes, they were kidnapped on Thursday. And thanks for your concern. Let me tell you that four of our staff and another person were abducted on Thursday. Our concern is that they should be released.
“Of course, they have contacted family members. But, I cannot say that this is the amount of money demanded by the kidnappers to ensure their release. Security agents in the state are aware. We don’t want it to be a media problem. We are careful in this matter. ”
However, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi, when he was contacted, insisted that the police have stepped up efforts to ensure the release of the hostages.
Fadeyi said: “The Police Commissioner was on the scene with other tactical police teams for on-site evaluation and the release of the victims. Demands were made from family members and efforts intensifiefr