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Gunmen abducts another in Ekiti

Reports say a farmer, Suyi Bamisaye has been kidnapped by gunmen in the Ikole area of Ekiti State.

The victim’s family confirmed this.

The alleged abduction of Bamisaye is coming barely three days after some guests at a burial ceremony were attacked by gunmen

One person was killed in that attack and two persons were abducted.

Suyi Bamisaye was said to have gone to his farm located at Okejebu, in Ikole but did not return.

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

His family said at about 6pm when they waited and did not see him, they started calling his lines to reach out but no response until around 8pm when a call came in to demand five million naira ransom.

The family has now appealed to security agents and relevant authorities to assist in rescuing the victim.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, confirmed the kidnapping, saying the victim was abducted on his farm.

Abutu said: “We got an information that the old man went to farm on Sunday and never returned.

“We have been given information about his movement and our operatives are investigating the matter.

“We appeal to our people to be security conscious at all times.

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