Unidentified gunmen suspected of kidnapping travelers on the Ikere – Akure road on Saturday evening, killing one person.
The gunmen were found to have set up an ambush on Saturday evening at a location between Ikere Ekiti, and Iju, a border town in both Ekiti, Ondo State.
It was said that the victims were ambushed after the gunmen suddenly came out of the bushes to stop their cars with weapons.
At the time of writing, it was not clear how many victims had been abducted.
It was reported that four cars were attacked on Saturday evening, and it seems that some of them were stolen, because the cars were empty and no one was inside.
It was reported that this incident was about the seventh in recent times in the state, with most cases involving victims.
Confirming the incident to reporters in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, a spokesman for the ASP Sunday Abutu police command said one person was killed in the attack.
According to the PPRO the passenger’s Sharon Mini Bus involved was coming from Ondo State and heading to Ekiti when the incident happened.
He said the Command had already launched a “discrete investigation and serious manhunt” to unmask the gunmen.
He disclosed that the driver of the bus managed to escape from the scene with the vehicle and ran to Ikere Divisional Police Headquarters in Ekiti State to report the incident.
“The driver accounted that he was brave enough to have speedily escaped with his passengers from the scene but in the process, one of the passengers was unfortunately hit by a bullet and was rushed to the General Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti where he later died.
“The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police implores everyone in the State not to panic as the Command shall join forces with Ondo State Police Command to ensure that the perpetrators are made to face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Abutu called on people of the state with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen not to hesitate doing so at any nearest police station or contact the phone number – 08062335577.