Two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro campus, in Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State have been kidnapped .
The victims, identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, are students in the departments of Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively.
They were reported to have been abducted in front of their hostel on Sunday night at Olowu area of Ayetoro .
It was gathered that the abductors have reached out to the families of the victims and demanded a sum of N50 million for their release.
According to a source, the abductors contacted the families through their (students’) phones.
“The kidnappers have not spoken with the families. It was the students that spoke and echoed the demands. We don’t know whether they are Yoruba or Fulani because the families have not heard directly from the abductors,” the source said.
Meanwhile, the Yewa North Patriotic Forum (YNPF) has called on the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to direct the Commissioner of Police to relocate to Yewa North over insecurity in the area.
A statement issued on Monday by the president of the group, Sanni Omobolaji, noted that Ayetoro area has not been enjoying proper policing.
It said that Yewa North Local Government had been battling with herders and farmers’ crisis that had claimed many lives in the last few months.
The statement read in part: “We have not been enjoying good policing in Ayetoro since the former DPO died a few months back. Since then, a new DPO has not been deployed to the area, while the DCO who has been acting in the capacity of DPO has not been cooperative with our people.
“We, however, demand an immediate redeployment of the DCO, else, we might take that as an act of sabotage by the police.”
Also, Chairman of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Ogun State, Samson Adeyemi, begged the governor to ensure security of students in Ogun West.
“Our governor must embark on a fact finding mission now, so as to see things for himself because the security situation in Ogun West is terrible.
“We also beg the Commissioner of Police to move to Ogun West to restore normalcy in the area.”
Adeyemi added that if the area is thoroughly searched, the culprits might still be apprehended and the students released safely.