Incident Summary:

12/28/2020: Assailants abducted a businessman from his farm in Olukitibi, Akinyele district, Oyo, Nigeria. The businessman’s body was recovered on January 11, 2021, and authorities stated that he had been killed approximately ten days before. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Akinyele district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Farm Owner: Oluwole Agboola
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 5
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
AK-47 assault rifles and cutlasses were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Armed Men Abduct Farm Owner In Ibadan," Channels TV Nigeria, December 30, 2020.
"Gunmen kidnap another business man in Ibadan," Nigeria News Shafaqna, December 30, 2020.
"Gunmen In Military Camouflage Kidnap Farmer In Ibadan,", December 30, 2020.