Following the abduction of some farmers by unknown gunmen on Saturday around the Ipapo/Iseyin communities, the Oyo State government has deployed a security team to the area, according to a statement released on Sunday.
Hon Adeniyi Adebisi, Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the team is made up of police and military and has been dispatched to support the existing security architecture in the area.
Four persons were abducted on Saturday by unknown gunmen. Many locals have been scared by the latest incident.
The Oyo State Government has deployed a security team to Ipapo/Iseyin axis in the Oyo North Senatorial District, following the abduction of some farmers by unknown gunmen on Saturday. He added that the Oyo State Government prioritizes protecting the life and properties of every resident in the state including farmers.
The state government appealed to the people of Ipapo to be calm in the wake of the fresh abduction of the four persons.
Dr Wasiu Olatubosun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism who signed the statement said the government “pledges to take every step to safely return those abducted to their loved ones”.
According to the statement, “The military team is expected to join the operation that is planned to not only rescue the victims but also ensure that appropriate actions are taken against the perpetrators”.
“It is in pursuant of this that all security agencies in the State including the Nigerian Army have been mobilised to the area and are in hot pursuit of the criminals,” he added.
The Commissioner added that the Oyo State Government is working hand-in-hand with the security agencies to rescue the abductees within the shortest possible time and prevent the sad event’s reoccurrence.