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Gunmen snatch three-year-old girl from mother in Ondo

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a three-year-old girl in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The girl was kidnapped from her home around 8:00pm on Wednesday, shortly after arriving from a church programme with her mother.

Narrating the incident, the distraught mother, Taiwo Fashina, said the kidnappers who were two in number and armed with a gun had trailed her home at the residence located around Second Gate axis of the Army Barracks, along Ondo road, Akure.

She said the gunmen arrived in an unregistered Mercedes car after she had opened her gate.

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According to Fashina, the gunmen threatened to shoot her if she refused to hand over her car key, an order which she immediately complied with.

“They asked me to lie on the ground so I could not look up, but faintly I saw one of them carrying something, but I just thought they were carrying a bag and I didn’t know whether it was my baby girl they carried.

“They used masks to cover their noses and mouths and asked me not to shout. They didn’t go in the car, they only went with the car key.

“I was calling Mary, where are you? I then noticed that I didn’t see the girl, that was when I started shouting and people came around”.

Meanwhile, efforts to speak with the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Funmilayo Odunlami was unsuccessful as she did not pick her calls.

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