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Corpse of kidnapped victim discovered in Kwara community

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The corpse of a victim abducted last Saturday at Olla community in Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State was found on Wednesday in a forest, Republican Nigeria reports.

Recall that unknown gunmen invaded Olla community on Saturday, at about 7 pm shooting sporadically, ambushed and kidnapped one Adegboyega Onijala, said to be a relation of a monarch in the town

The kidnappers also demanded millions of naira as a ransom for the release of the victim.

Part of the ransom was reportedly paid but the kidnappers ended up killing the victim.

Reports reaching Republican Nigeria said the body was discovered in the forest during the search and rescue operation by the local hunters and vigilantes on Wednesday morning.

A member of the victim’s family, who requested anonymity, revealed that the victim lost much blood as a result of the injury sustained from machete cuts in the hands of the kidnappers in the forest.

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Spokesman of the Kwara Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi in Ilorin on Sunday, said the state police commissioner, Tuesday Assayomo, had directed the anti-kidnapping and other tactical teams in conjunction with local hunters and vigilantes to launch a search and rescue operation for the victim and possible arrest of the masterminds.

The victim, said to be a brother of a former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Hon. Onijala, was ambushed by the kidnappers on his way home from his farm around the community in the operation which lasted almost one hour.

At the point of his abduction, he sustained serious injuries from machete cuts as he resisted the attack by the kidnappers.

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The police spokesman was yet to respond to a text message sent to him at the time of this report on Wednesday.

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