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Bandits kidnap 4 passengers in Ekiti



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At least four persons have been kidnapped along Ayetoro-Ekiti Otun road in Ekiti State on Sunday.

Residents of the area revealed that the gunmen whisked the victims away into the forest beside the road.

According to a witness, who was one of the passengers that escaped, the bandits waylaid two buses in transit from Otun-Ekiti. However, they only able to capture four travellers.

“Definitely, they were the ones who operated along Ayetoro – Ewu Road on Sunday evening. The Sunday operation was not successful and that was why they waited around to carry out this one,” the source said.


It was also gathered that the suspected hoodlums, upon missing their primary target on Sunday evening, had begun to attack commercial motocyclists (Okada men).

The gunmen shot sporadically into the air, to scare away residents of the area.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, stating that: “We heard the information and we have deployed our personnel there.

“There was a kidnap incident this morning. It began on Sunday evening when some suspected robbers attacked a man who the police thereafter rescued. But this morning, we learnt that the suspects were the ones who abducted some road users. The police are on their trail,” he said.

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