A set of twins, a boy and a girl who are children of a popular Islamic cleric in Oyo state identified as Sheikh Taofeeq Akewugbagold have been kidnapped by gunmen in Ibadan, the state capital of Oyo state.
It was gathered that the children were abducted from his residence in Ibadan on Saturday night, April 25th.
This was contained in a post shared by Sheik Akewugbagold on his Facebook page.
”WHAT A COUNTRY ! MY TWINS children were kidnapped at gun point at my Ojoo residence Ibadan, around 8pm SATURDAY 10 minutes after I left my home recording lecture in a studio. Everybody should pls for Allah’s sake assist me in prayer and begging the abductor to pls be mercy with me expecially their mother who was barren for 12 years b4. Am begging not flexing anything.This is their pictures,help share wide. Oh my God! My number 08035066122 only for those who have any assistance to see them not for greeting or flashing. Thanks” he wrote.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations in Oyo state, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga said efforts are being made to rescue the twins alive and reunite them with their parents.
”Immeditiaely it happened yesterday night, there was massive deployment all around to block some areas. Men of the Anti-Kidnapping squad are working assidiously to clamp down on the hoodlums, and to secure the twins alive and reunite them to their family members” he said.