A four year old boy Known as Steve Kanu was kidnapped at right at his parents home in Laderin Estate in Abeokuta, Ogun state yesterday November 2nd evening. Residents said the gunmen stormed the victim parents’ home and took him away.
The mother of the boy said the gunmen stormed the house when Steve was playing with a puppy in the compound, while she (mother) was busy with household routine.
She said the suspected gunmen, including a lady, who pretended to be visitor, knocked on the gate of the house, when the boy, who was busy playing with the dog in the compound, rushed to open the gate. Residents said the boy was immediately taken into a waiting taxi with no registration number which zoomed off.They said they chased the abductors to no avail before they disappeared shooting sporadically in the air.
When contacted, the Deputy Police Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyemesi, said all police formations in the state had been notified and directed to fish out the suspected kidnappers.
However, the parents of the boy implored anyone with useful information on the whereabouts of their son to contact them via telephone numbers 08033258190 and 08060577733.
Mr. Oyemesi expressed the hope that the boy would soon be re-united with his family.
Steve Kanu, is a nursery one pupil of Mercyland International Private Nursery and Primary School in Abeokuta.