The Ogun state police command has confirmed the kidnap of a 13-year-old boy, Gbolahan Ajibola by gunmen in Obada-Oko in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.
The gunmen were allegedly dressed in military camouflage.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.
He explained that the incident occurred on Saturday evening when the gunmen numbering about six, laid an ambush on Ajibola’s family as they were returning to their house after attending a programme at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
“They were said to be hiding in a nearby bush close to the victim’s house when the gunmen pounced on the family after Ajibola alighted from his mother’s car to open the gate.
“It was alleged that both the victim’s mother, Bisi Ajibola and the grandmother were mercilessly beaten by the gunmen before they escaped with the boy.”
DSP Oyeyemi said men and officers of the command had swung into action in an attempt to rescue the boy unhurt.
The command spokesperson added that the kidnappers were said to have reached out to the family of the abducted boy, demanding 50million naira ransom.