One person was shot dead while another was abducted in Mandala via Alapa in Asa local government area of Kwara State on Saturday night.
Police in a statement signed by Ajayi Okasanmi, Kwara state Command Public Relations officer said that about 10 armed men in Military uniform invaded Zulu Aneje Hotel, Mandala near Alapa at about 8pm on Saturday and shot dead a man identified as Aro Razaq of Oloje, Ilorin in front of the hotel.
Okasanmi who said that the target of the Kidnap was Alhaji Zulu, the owner of the hotel who escaped into the bush during the attack, however, lamented that one Abdulhakeem Aminu of Anifowose area, Ilorin was abducted by the Kidnappers.
“At about 2000hrs of Saturday 28/8/2021, a distress call was received by the command to the effect that, about ten armed men in military uniform invaded Zulu Abeje Hotel, Madala via Alapa.
“In an attempt to abduct the owner of the hotel,one Zulu ‘m’. Shots were fired by the invaders and one Aro Radaq ‘m’ of Oloje Ilorin, was hit and he died at the front of the hotel.
“The target of the kidnap who happens to be the owner of the hotel escaped with injuries.
“While escaping into the bush, the kidnappers abducted one Abdulhakeem Aminu ‘m’ of Anifowoshe Ilorin”, the PPRO said.
“The Commissioner of Police Kwara State Command, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ who immediately dispatched the Command’s tactical units on receipt of the information also co-opted local hunters, vigilantes and Opc in the search and rescue endeavor.
“While commensurating with the family of the dead victim, the CP assures good people of Kwara State, especially the families of the victims that no stone would be left unturned in the effort to rescue the abductee and arrest the culprits.
“He solicited the cooperation of the people through giving the police information that might aid the command in early arrest of the suspects and rescue of the victim.
“The CP also advised the world-be planners of any protest tomorrow Monday 30/8/2021 to shun such plans, if truly it exists, as adequate security is already emplaced to forestall any break down of law and order and to protect every law abiding citizens of the state, please”, the Police boss counseled in the statement.