Three men suspected to be Bandits kidnapped a retired Deputy Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, Mohammed Zarma on his farm land in Ilorin.
The top Customs officer who has retired was said to have been kidnapped on his farm at Okejia in Egbejila, Asa Local government area of Kwara state on Thursday.
Zarma, according to a reliable source in the area might have been overpowered by the gunmen who caught him unaware as several gunshots were reportedly fired into the air to scare him before he was kidnapped.
“We heard the loud noise of several gunshots and all of us ran inside our houses to avoid being hit by stray bullets. We didn’t know what caused the gunshots until much later.
“But someone said he saw the retired Customs officer in a Toyota car that sped past him while he was returning home from his farm,” said a local who craved anonymity.
Meanwhile the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Tuesday Assayomo has directed his men to ensure that the kidnapped Customs officer is rescued unhurt.