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NIGERIA: Kidnap attempt by ritualists foiled

Two suspected ritualists were today arrested while they allegedly tried to kidnap a fish farmer today.

The incident, which happened on Sunady morning in Ijebu Ode, sent shivers down the spine of the people of the community.

Another fish farmer, who witnessed their arrest narrated the event:

"It was a terrible experience this morning at my farm located at Odoyanta, Ijebu Ode. I just finished feeding the fish, so on my way back I heard a loud noise and the noise was coming from the father of the boy working for me although the man speaks in Igbo language. I had to ask the boy working for me to translate what his father said. He told me that his father said there are ritualists in the bush and that they've taken someone from a fish farm nearby. That we should come out on time.

It happened that the ritualists tried to kidnap a fish farmer. They had succeeded in beating and chaining him like a dog. It was while the incident was going on that someone in the bush saw them and quickly ran back to town to alert guys in the community.

They were able to arrest two out of the three ritualists and the last one escaped. It is beieved that the Iyalode of the town was behind the operation."

Iyalode is a chieftaincy title bestowed on a successful businesswoman in a community by the king.

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