There was panic in yemetu and Agodi areas of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, as four school children were allegedly kidnapped by a woman.
The incident occurred at Yemetu at 9am, causing confusion in the area.
As soon as the news filtered into the community, fear gripped residents, especially mothers, who scampered to withdraw their children from school.
The women alleged that a woman wearing hijab kidnapped four pupils in a school in the area while the proprietress went to pick other pupils in the neighbourhood.
They claimed to have seen the woman with the children before she reportedly disappeared.
Some aggrieved mothers in the area marched on the police station inside the state secretariat at 11 am.
They were dispatched by the police, who appealed to them for calm. The police also urged them to provide facts and figures.
Police spokespersonMrs Olabisi Ilobanafor said investigation has begun to arrest the kidnap suspect and rescue the children.
“The allegation was brought to us that one woman in hijab kidnapped four children.
“We are investigating and the investigation will reveal whether or not it is true,” she said.
The police spokesperson appealed to the public to provide useful information to the command.