SOJI AJIBOLA, Ibadan
Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the wife of the youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Mrs Arikeade Oni-Salawu.
The victim was kidnapped at the entrance of her residence in Aromolaran area, Ibadan North Local Government at about 10pm on Sunday.
Mrs Salawu was said to have alighted from the ambulance that brought her home and was attempting to open the entrance gate when gunmen rounded her off and whisked her away.
Her husband, according to a relation of the victim who preferred not to be named, is yet to come to terms with the reality of the incident.
His account of the incident: “The APC youth leader called me at about 4.30 am to tell me that his wife was kidnapped at about 10pm yesterday.
“In fact, he is still in shock at the incident. His wife, a medical doctor, was returning from the clinic and was driving the ambulance while her husband drove his own car.
“The wife had the gate key and alighted to open the gate. Suddenly, gunmen emerged from nowhere and kidnapped her.
“They only left the wife’s phone and took away the husband’s phones.”
The Police Public Relations Officer could not be reached for confirmation of the incident.