Chaos rented the air at the Ibadan residence of Otun Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Lekan Balogun, yesterday in Akobo, as two suspected kidnappers stormed the house and abducted his five-year-old twin children, a boy and a girl.
Efforts to get the monarch’s comment were fruitless, as the distraught father was said not to be available for comments.
The mother of the twins was said to be hospitalized due to the trauma she suffered after the incident and is recovering from the shock at an unnamed hospital in Ibadan.
Police spokesman Adekunle Ajisebutu confirmed the incident.
He said: “We have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers. We will rescue the children.
“We received a report that two of the traditional ruler’s children were kidnapped in Akobo. The command is doing everything to rescue the children unhurt.
“We are aware of the incident. We hope to rescue the children as soon as possible. Police Commissioner Abiodun Odude has ordered the Anti Kidnapping Squad to rescue the children.”
The kidnappers are yet to be found by the Police, as the monarch’s children still remains in captivity.