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ASP Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, said while confirming the incident to newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the command received a formal report from the Divisional Police station in the area, establishing the fact that the farmer was indeed abducted.

It was learnt that on Wednesday 9th at about 1600hrs, based on credible intelligence, the Command succeeded in arresting one Ibrahim Lawal alias Kabo, 45, of Kabobi village and Mamman Lawal Shu’aibu, 39, of Garin Runji Fulani settlement of Batsari LGA. 

It was gathered that Ella, with the Department of Theatre Arts in the institution, was abducted in the early hours of Wednesday by gunmen who attacked his residence located at Haske quarters in Lamingo community, Jos North Local Government Area of the state

The chamber noted that kidnapping, herders-farmers conflict, ethno-religious violence, vandalism, armed robbery, banditry, arson and insurgency have become routine occurrences in Nigeria, which have impacted negatively on agriculture, investors’s confidence and government’s fiscal position and others.

The governors present were Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi, Bello Matawale of Zamfara, Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna, Simon Lalong of Plateau, Sani Bello of Niger and Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa.

According to a statement by SP Yemisi Opalola, the police Spokesperson, the victim, Rukayat Bayonle, was abducted on April 20 at about 2:30am at Olomilagbala Area, Ilesa, Osun State.

It was gathered that the construction workers, whose identities have not been revealed at the time of filing this report, were working at the ongoing rehabilitation of Ikaramu-Akunnu road when the hoodlums struck and whisked them to an unknown destination.