A four-year old boy has been reportedly kidnapped by suspected gunmen at the Laderin area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The parents of the boy, Dr and Mrs. Mucipay Kanu said the suspected kidnappers grabbed the boy at about 5p.m on Monday while he was playing with the family dog in their compound.
Dr. and Mrs. Kanu explained that the boy who rushed to open the gate on hearing a knock was forcefully taken into a taxi without a number plate that was parked outside the gate. The parents pointed out that neighbours and other sympathizers were in hot pursuit of the taxi which sped off along the NNPC- Abiola way road but were scared off when the suspected kidnappers started shooting into the air.
Dr. and Mrs. Kanu implored anyone with useful information on the whereabout of their son to call 08033258190 and 08060577733 or the nearest police station for information.
When contacted, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, in the state Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi said all police formations in the state had been notified and directed to fish-out the suspected kidnappers.
Oyeyemi expressed the hope that the four-year old boy would soon be re-united with his family.
– Ladi Kayode, Abeokuta