Former Health Minister Isaac Adewole

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Dayo Adewole, son of the immediate past Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Tuesday.

Concise News learned that he was ambushed at gunpoint on his farm in Iroko, near Fiditi in Afijio Local Government Area of Oyo State about 6 pm.

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He has then whisked away to an unknown destination. The abductors have yet to contact the family of the victim.

A local who spoke to The Nation said, “The villagers were alerted by the staff who survived the ordeal. Local hunters were mobilized by the Oniroko of Iroko.

“The hunters were said to have located the car of the abductors along the road to Iware village near Iroko.

“But they are yet to locate Dayo’s whereabouts. It was suspected that the kidnappers might have changed their vehicle following persistent announcement on the radio after Oniroko had raised the alarm on air.”

A top official of the Federal Ministry of Health said: ” We are in sad mood over the abduction. Dayo was a graduate of agriculture and he opted for farming.

” He has been managing his farm peacefully in Iroko until he was abducted by some gunmen on Tuesday.”

Responding to a question, the official said: “The ex-minister left for abroad last Thursday for recess but he is on his way back. He has cut short his trip.

” The military, the police, and other security agencies are on top of the situation.”