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JUST IN: Gunmen kidnap a popular Engineer in Ekiti

Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have abducted a man named Engineer Toyin Owolabi in his farm in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti State.

It was reported that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening around 6:00 pm along Ikere- Igbara Odo road in the state.

It was learnt that the incident happened few meters away from the Bamidele Olumilua University of Science, Technology and Education in the town.

The victim, Engr Toyin Owolabi making this incident bringing to 15 the number of persons so far kidnapped in similar circumstances in the state, in the last few months.

At the time of filling this report, the police yet to confirm the incident.

Gunmen, on Wednesday, July 1, attacked the Federal Medical Center (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference

Kidnappers have abducted many people in the town, recently, Mr Isaac Agbanigo, popularly known as ‘Ayee’, a businessman and an agropreneur was kidnapped while coming from farm along Ikere – Ise road in the town.

Two months ago, unknown gunmen had also abducted some travellers between Ikere in Ekiti State and Iju in Ondo State.

It was gathered that the gunmen accosted the travellers from bush along Ikere -Iju road in Ikere local government area of Ekiti State.

It was also during that period some Fulani herdsmen abducted a farmer who happens to be a retired General in Nigerian Army in his farm in the town. This particular incident occurred at the Ajaka village farm, Oko Obe area along Ikere – Ilawe road in Ikere Ekiti.

In October 2020, It was also reported that the former Chairman, Hon Adesoji Bamidele, popularly known as BAMICO and two others were kidnapped in Ikere Ekiti.

Bamidele was the Ikere local caretaker chairman during the first administrator of Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Hon Bamidele Adesoji, Agboola Daisi and one other named withheld were kidnapped when coming from the farm in Ikere – Ise road in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Council area of the state.

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