Photo of kidnapped farmer Oyo, killed by kidnappers after collecting N2m ransom.
Wole Agbula, a farmer from Oyo who was kidnapped, was killed by the kidnappers after receiving a ransom of N2m from his family.
Recall that six militants in military camouflage abducted a University of Ibadan graduate from his pig and fish farm located in the village of Nagbede via Aba-odo in Oyo on Monday, December 28, 2020.
The decaying remains of Agbul were found by police in the Aba Odo bushes on Monday 11 January, a few kilometers from where he was abducted.
The victim’s brother, Olakunle Agbula, also a journalist who confirmed the development of events, said that his brother was killed and his body was found 10 days after the family paid the ransom.
“My brother Wole Agbula was killed after paying a huge ransom and we later found his body in the bushes near Aba Odo yesterday (Monday) at 6:00 pm, not far from where he was kidnapped.” – said Olakunle.
Meanwhile, friends of the deceased took to Facebook to mourn him. One Olanian Alfonso said that Agbula lost his father last year.
“Hmmm, we met on this street, he became my client and then my friend. We met a couple of times, discussed business, a man full of ideas … I was supposed to attend his father’s funeral in July, but at a distance and covidly, maybe it would be a great time together. Sadly shocked! He prayed, paid, but killed! Sad! We disappointed him! the system does; we are all partying for this! Engr. Seiya Makinda! It’s not Northeast, what’s going on !? Because!? Quite! The God! Rest in peace, my brother, Agbula Oluwole, we have let you down! “ He wrote.
The pastor of the church where the deceased was worshiped, the Reverend Baladale Iga, suspected that he might have been killed shortly after his abduction.
“The painful departure of a dear brother,” we read “Romans 14: 8 – for if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord: therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord, “said the Monk Ige in his epistle.
“It is with a heavy heart that I report the painful and sudden death of our elderly brother Will Agbul, who, unfortunately, fell into the cruel hands of his kidnappers on Monday 28 December 2020 at his farm.
“Despite their best efforts, it appears that his abductors killed him shortly after his abduction. For us as a church family and its close relatives, this is a very painful and sad event. However, we must encourage each other at this time to hold fast to the endless words of God and look to HIM, without taking our eyes off our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. “
“The events of the past two weeks are the sad reality of the insecure state of our country, Nigeria. We continue to demand and pray for the liberation of our nation and our people from the clutches of the enemy. And we will win. While we cry, we will not cry, because those who have no hope believe in God, and we know that our brother went to heaven to be with his Lord Jesus, whom he dearly loved and served with passion.
“We who remain must remain steadfast as we look to Jesus, without fear or oppression. Because we have victory in Christ Jesus, and we know that He can hold us all back until His coming.
“Matthew 10: 28 ..“ And do not be afraid of those who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but fear Him who can destroy soul and body in hell ”,
“God is the avenger. We comfort ourselves with our God and the Holy Spirit. And I believe that we will all meet on the Day of Resurrection. Please remember to pray for his wife, children, and church family. ”