Gunmen kidnap four commuters in Ondo

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Unknown gunmen Monday reportedly abducted four commuters travelling in a commercial bus along Owo-Ikare road in Ondo State.

The victims were said to have taken off from Ikare, headquarters of Akoko Northeast heading to Akure,the state capital when they were said to have been seized at Ose-Oba axis of the road.

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It was learnt that one of the passengers said to be a Pastor,who confronted the gun men was shot on the head.

Sources said it was the same spot where the Oluyani of Iyani-Akoko,Oba Sunday Daodu was kidnapped few months ago with his second-in-command.

They were released from captivity after spending almost two weeks with the kidnappers where they celebrated the last Easter period with their captors inside the bush.

Reacting to the incident, the Oloba of Oba-Akoko, Ona Nurudeen Adegoroye called for more police men and another military checkpoint between the dangerous spot within Owo and Oba-Akoko.

One of the passengers who witnessed the incident, Mrs Janet Adeyemi, wife of the Information Officer, Akoko Northeast local government said the gunmen demanded N1m each from the victims.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Femi Johnson, a Superintendent of Police (SP) confirmed the report.

According to him, investigation has begun while Police men were combing the whole area,assuring that the culprits would be apprended soon.

It would be recalled that on this same spot, a catholic priest and former Regent of Akungba-Akoko,Princess Toyin Omosowon among others were kidnapped at different times.


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