Gunmen in military camouflage kidnap boy 13, demand N50m

Gunmen in Nigerian Army camouflage have kidnapped a 13-year-old boy at the Obada-Oko in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was learnt that the gunmen invaded Destiny Estate in Obada-Oko at 9:15pm on Saturday and started shooting before they whisked away the boy identified as Gbolahan Ajibola.

It was gathered that they had contacted the family and demanded  N50m as ransom.

The grandmother of the victim, Victoria Felix, told one of our correspondents that the gunmen who were six invaded her house on Saturday night.

Felix, who is a trader in Adigbe area of Abeokuta, said the gunmen invaded their house as she and her daughter, who is the mother of the victim, were entering the house.

She said,  “Last night,  as we got to the entrance of the house, the boy opened the gate for us. Suddenly,  he screamed. We thought he was bitten by a  scorpion, but as I was about to get down from the car to know what happened,  I saw four gunmen beside my car while the remaining two prevented the boy from closing the gate.

“We gave them our two bags.  They collected the bags and also the phones of  Gbolahan and his mother.

“As they were taking him away,  I held one of them by his clothes and told them to leave the boy and take me. They dragged us on the ground and started shooting.

“A motorcyclist escaped as they were shooting, but they got another motorcycle and used it  to take him away.”

Olabisi Ajibola, the mother of the boy,  said that her son was taken away after the family joined the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, during the opening of a new branch in Abeokuta.

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