Osun shot hunter dies, Chinese miners’ abductors demand N10m


The Osun State Police Command, on Wednesday, confirmed the death of a hunter shot by gunmen, who invaded a mining site in Itikan village near Ifewara.

The hunter, it was gathered, died as a result of gunshot injuries he sustained when the site came under attack by the gunmen, who later abducted two Chinese working on the site.

The spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said in an interview with our correspondent that the hunter eventually died.

A member of the state chapter of the Hunters Group of Nigeria, who preferred anonymity, confirmed the incident to our correspondent, but further information about the deceased could not obtained as the source declined further comments.

Meanwhile, the gunmen have demanded N10m as ransom for the victims.

Opalola disclosed this while featuring on a road programme monitored in Osogbo on Wednesday.

She said the combined team of police and other security agencies had launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.

She stated, “The kidnappers are demanding ransom and we are still working on ways to rescue the Chinese.

“The kidnappers are demanding N10m before they will release the expatriates.

“We plead with the general public to help the police with information that will help our men to be more efficient in securing lives and property in the state.”

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