Gunmen kidnap four in Ekiti

Gunmen struck along Oke Ako–Irele Road in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Wednesday evening and allegedly whisked away no fewer than four persons.

 

Sources alleged that the incident which occurred at about 7.30pm involved occupants of two vehicles, a commercial car and a mini-truck, waylaid at a bad portion of the road.

 

A source at Oke Ako alleged that the driver, a native of the neighbouring Ipao-Ekiti and a passenger were abducted in the commercial vehicle while the driver and his assistant were taken away in the mini-truck, which he said was conveying charcoal.

 

Other sources, however, said they could not ascertain the exact number of the victims whether lower or higher than four.

 

A community source at Oke Ako said, “We were in a meeting at about 8pm on Wednesday when we got information that there were two vehicles with doors opened and the headlights were on on the road, but that there was nobody in the vehicles.

 

“On getting there, we saw a commercial vehicle and a mini-truck. But before we got there, the occupants of the two vehicles had been abducted by the kidnappers. The abductors had been calling since Wednesday night requesting N20million as a ransom for the victims

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