Olujide Opadijo a unionist has been kidnapped by yet to identified gunmen. He is the Chairman Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Oyo State College of Agriculture and Technology Igbo-Ora.
Also kidnapped is the secretary of the union Gbenga Alayande and three others yet to be named.
It was gathered they were returning from a union activity on Thursday in Saki when the incident occurred.
Sources say that the four kidnapped comrades are members of the school chapter of ASUP while the other victim is one of their wives.
“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 effort to secure their freedom. The police are monitoring the situation. The Commissioner of Police was in Igbo-ora in the morning (Friday).The school is being careful. But the school will update the public when it gets updates,” a source said.
Police Public Relations Officers(PPRO) of Oyo State Police Command Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident.
The PPRO 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 in the morning for on-the-spot assessment. Other developments will be unveiled.”