Suspected Gunmen break into Lawmaker’s Residence, abduct Wife, Children

Suspected Gunmen break into Lawmaker’s Residence, abduct Wife, Children

Gunmen have abducted the wife and two children of Lawal Ayanshola Soliu, lawmaker representing Ipaiye/Malete/Olooru of Moro Local Government in the Kwara State House of Assembly.

The abductors reportedly stormed the residence of the lawmaker around 1am on Monday.

According to a community leader in Shao, “the abductors came in their numbers shooting sporadically before whisking the victims away into the nearby bush”.

“Their whereabouts have remained unknown although one of them who contacted the family was yet to make a demand for ransom, saying he was not with the others in the forest yet to harmonise the agreed price.

“But in the meantime, the lawmaker has been advised to relocate from the town”, the source added.

Calls made to the lawmaker via the telephone on Tuesday were not answered.

But the chairman of the state vigilantes, Alhaji Ibrahim Saka, told Daily Trust that “Yes, it’s true and we have dispatched some of our men to comb the forest for their possible rescue”.

When contacted, spokesman of the Kwara state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.

He however said, “Details are still sketchy but I will get back as soon as we have a comprehensive update of the incident”.

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