The Chairman Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology Igbo-Ora, Mr. Opadijo Olujide, the secretary, Gbenga Alayande and three others have been kidnapped.
According to reports, the unionists were returning from a union meeting on Thursday in Saki when the incident occurred.
The Nation quoted a source as saying that four of the kidnapped victims were members of the institution’s chapter of ASUP while the last person is a wife to one of the victims.
“It is true. It happened on Thursday. They were returning from a union meeting in Saki. Five of them were kidnapped. Four of them are staff members of the school. The other one is wife of one of the victims.
“The school authorities have been making frantic efforts to secure their freedom. The police are monitoring the situation. The Commissioner of Police was in Igbo-ora on Friday. The school is being careful. But the school may update the public when it get updates,” the source said.
The Police Public Relations Officers(PPRO), Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident.
He said:”Some lecturers were abducted at the Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology, Igbo-ora. The police is on the top of the situation.
“The Commissioner of Police went there on Friday for on-the-spot assessment. Other developments would be unveiled.”