Gunmen abduct travellers in Ekiti


Gunmen have abducted four travellers along the Irele Ekiti-Oke Ako Highway in Ajoni Local Council Development Area.

The highway has been a crime scene in recent times with several abductions and killings.

In the latest incident, the victims were returning to Ibadan on Sunday after attending an event in Kogi.

They were ambushed by a gang of armed men who took them into the forest. The families of the victims have not been reached.

A community leader in Irele-Ekiti, Kehinde Abejide lamented that the attacks had become incessant.

Abejide said the government appears to be doing nothing despite the hue and cry of the people.

“Though we have in the past made local arrangements here relating to security, it can never be enough to confront these people.

“There is the need for a military post between Irele and Oke Ako to forestall attacks by these gunmen”, NAN quoted him saying.

State Commander of Amotekun Corps, retired Brig-Gen. Joe Komolafe, confirmed the incident.

Komolafe said operatives were already combing the forest in the area in search of the captives.

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