Omoniyi Oluwaferanmi, a recent graduate of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), was reportedly abducted while en route to the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Abuja.
The 25-year-old Oluwaferanmi, who was brimming with enthusiasm as he embarked on this significant journey, was seized by kidnappers on November 2.
He was on his way from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Abuja, where he was set to begin his NYSC service.
The last known location of Oluwaferanmi before his harrowing abduction was in Kabba, Kogi State, which adds to the mystery surrounding this unfortunate incident.
Disturbingly, the kidnappers have reportedly contacted Oluwaferanmi’s family, demanding a hefty ransom of N20 million for his safe release.
This demand has plunged the family into a state of anguish and uncertainty.
As the news of this incident spread, concerned friends and well-wishers havlied behind Oluwaferanmi’s cause.
A post by a user with the handle @Theayoadams, known as “Ayo of Ibadan,” on a verified social media platform, has called upon fellow Nigerians to contribute towards securing Oluwaferanmi’s freedom.
The post reads: “Feranmi @Mr_reguard was kidnapped on his way to NYSC Camp in Abuja. His abductors have requested for the sum of N20 Million Naira. Please help us bring him back home. Kindly support and donate.”
The abduction of Omoniyi Oluwaferanmi highlights the growing concern over the safety of young Nigerians as they embark on their NYSC journeys.
It serves as a stark reminder of the need for enhanced security measures to safeguard the lives and aspirations of the nation’s youth.