The menace of the rampaging Fulani herdsmen has now spread to Delta state, in the South-South region of Nigeria.
A non-academic staff of the Delta State University in Abraka, John Ogeleke was kidnapped on Thursday, April 21 at Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area in Delta State.
Ogeleke is believed to have been kidnapped by men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
According to Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, Ogeleke was driving towards Ogume from Kwale when he was accosted and kidnapped at gunpoint by the suspected herdsmen.
The police revealed that four Fulani herdsmen had emerged from a nearby bush with weapons, halted Ogeleke’s car, kidnapped and took him into the bush.
The police however, revealed that officers of the Kwale division, vigilante team members, men of Dragon 25 police patrol team and reinforcement from nearby divisions, were already searching the expansive bush.
The police further said that the Fulani leader in Kwale, Alhaji Mudi has been approached by the police to “to assist in the search as several Fulani camps are located therein.”
Meanwhile, according to Vanguard newspapers, the kidnappers have demanded for N5 million as ransom for the release of the kidnapped Ogeleke.
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