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JUST IN: Gunmen kidnap travelers in Ekiti

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted travellers between Ido Ekiti and Ora Ekiti in the Ido/Osi local government Area of Ekiti State.

It was gathered that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening around 6:30 pm.

It was gathered that the gunmen accosted the travellers from a bush along Ido Ekiti- Ora road in the state.

It was not clear as of the time of this report the number of victims that were kidnapped.

Gunmen in Ekiti

It was also reported that about two vehicles were attacked on Tuesday evening and it looks like some of them must have been kidnapped because the vehicles were empty and no one was inside.

Kidnap for ransom and other banditry activities have become the order of the day in some parts of the State in recent times.

December 20, 2021, kidnappers abducted a woman with her 4-year-old girl and a primary school teacher in Ayebode Ekiti-Ilasa road in the Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State, demanding N50 million ransom to secure their release.

December 23, 2021, a few days to Christmas, unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers had abducted a traditional Chief identified as Emmanuel Ojo Obafemi in Ijan-Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State.


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