6-year-old twin daughters of a popular Monarch were abducted by gunmen.
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Around 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, they were kidnapped along with some palace officials.
The victims were said to be travelling from Osi to Obo Ayegunle in Kwara when the gunmen opened fire on them
Ejes Gist News gathered, the monarch’s driver, Kunle, his security aide, Lawrence Abiodun, and a female palace maid, Bukunmi Akanbi, were among those kidnapped.
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The monarch’s Siena vehicle, which was transporting the victims and was registered as “Owalobo of Obbo Ayegunle,” was abandoned on the road.
It’s unclear if the kidnappers tried to contact the monarch or any other members of the royal family for ransom.
Ajayi Okasanmi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident and stated that the command will work with other security agencies and local vigilantes to rescue the victims.
“As soon as the Commissioner of Police received the information, he dispatched the Anti Kidnapping and other tactical units of the Command, as well as local hunters and vigilantes, to immediately begin a search and rescue operation in the area in the hopes of apprehending the abductors and rescuing the victims.”
“The commissioner of police wishes to advise members of the public who have useful information that can aid in the rapid rescue of the victims to provide such information to the command,” he said.
“The CP advises members of the public to be aware of happenings around them and avoid movements in isolated and lonely routes at odd hours of the day,” Okasanmi said while assuring the good people of Kwara State of their safety and security at all times.