A group of suspected armed Fulani bandits, on Tuesday, attacked Esa-Oke, a town in the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun state Osun town, and abducted some victims.
During the attack, a man reportedly an employee of the Osun State College of Technology , Esa -Oke , was reportedly killed by the attackers .
ElombahNews was informed that the inhabitants of the town ran into the bush following gunshots and currently some were said to be missing.
Security sources also confirmed that a policeman was shot by the attackers but it was not confirmed if he survived the gunshot.
A statement by the Director, Media and PR , Osun State College of Technology , Prince Wale Oyekanmi , confirmed the attack.
He said that “there was an attack on Esa – Oke Road this evening after close of work; the list of staff members of Osun State College of Technology still being held in the bush by the kidnappers are:
- Mr Olaleye Olalekan ( Bus . Admin . Department );
- Adeyeoluwa Bankole ( HOD Civil Engineering );
- Dr Jesuola Ajibola ( Director Ventures );
- Adenreti Chukwu ( Secretary to Civil Engineering Department );
- Olaniyi Emmanuel Temitope ( Registry staff member ( died on the spot) and,
- Rachael Onyinocha Akinboboye, (OSCOTECH Microfinance Bank) .
“These are the names of those we can identify that are missing; we will keep you posted as event unfolds,” he stated
It was also gathered that while holding some captives, the gunmen released three students and a lecturer late Tuesday night.
According to sources, the armed Fulani bandits that carried out the attack had demanded ransom before releasing others victims in their captivity.
Meanwhile, Osun State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fimihan Adeoye, has visited the scene of the attack, alongside the representative of the Osun State government, Mr Oguntola Toogun.
He said that security agents were combing the forest to ensure the release of other abducted persons.