Gunmen abduct passengers along Ondo-Ekiti boundary
By Gbadamosi Tola & Ayodele Popoola
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted an unspecified number of passengers along the Akure-Ikere highway at the weekend.
The incident occurred between Iju and Ikere-Ekiti when the kidnappers attacked the vehicles the passengers were travelling in.
At the scene of the incident, two vehicles, identified as a Toyota Corolla and a white Toyota Highlander abandoned, were discovered with none of the occupants found.
The two vehicles were riddled with bullets.
According to sources, after the attack on the two vehicles, the travellers were moved into the forest around Iju, by their abductors.
While confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the Ondo State Police Command, Funmi Odunlami, stated that the command was unable to ascertain the number of people involved.
She explained that the anti-kidnapping unit swiftly responded to the incident and has been conducting a thorough search within the Iju forest.
Odunlami added that no official report had been received from the families of the owners of the two vehicles, and there were no reports of missing individuals in the state.
The Ekiti State police Command was yet to react to the incident as at the time of filing in this report.