The police in Oyo State have launched a manhunt for the abductors of a hotelier and others kidnapped at Agbo Hotel, Ogbomoso on Saturday.
The kidnappers had invaded Agbo Hotel on Saturday and kidnapped the owner of the hotel, Oyedokun Oyeniyi, his wife, Busayo Oyedokun, and seven others.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the kidnappers stormed the hotel pretending to be lodgers at about 10:00 p.m. and shot sporadically into the air before kidnapping the victims.
Confirming the incident on Monday in a telephone interview with NAN, the police spokesman in the state, Adewale Osifeso, said that investigations were ongoing.
Mr. Osifeso, however, declined to give the exact number of those abducted and said that the police were trying to reconcile the figures.
He said that the police tactical team, local hunters, and vigilantes were out to ensure the rescue of the victims.