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*By Kazeem Awojoodu, Ibadan.
Oyo State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of village head and his wife by unknown gunmen in Ibadan.
SWIndependentnews.com.ng reports that some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a village head and his wife in Araromi Village Bakatari Area of Ibadan.
The incident according to an eye witness that resides in the area, happened on Tuesday night during the rain, when some gunmen stormed Araromi village in Bakatari area of Ibadan and took Baale of Araromi village, Chief Tafa Apanpa and his wife away on Tuesday night.
Bakatari, which is one of the towns in Ido local government area of Ibadan is located along the Ibadan-Abeokuta Road, a border town between Oyo and Ogun states.
As at the time of filling this report on  Wednesday, the whereabouts of the duo is still unknown.
A resident of the area who pleaded anonymity said, “It is true, Baale has been kidnapped.”
Confirming the story, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Suprintendent of Police, DSP Adewale Osifeso on Wednesday morning said, efforts have been put in place to secure the release of the victims.
“The incident happened very late on Tuesday, 22nd of June, 2021at ARARO village.
“Efforts are in top gear to rescue both victims and as well apprehend the abductors, please.” Osifeso said.

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