Gunmen kidnap trader, machete farmer in Ekiti
Alhaja Nusirat Saliu A popular trader has been kidnapped by gunmen who invaded Iyemero Ekiti community in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
A man said to be a farmer was left with severe head injuries after being macheted during the operation.
The gunmen initially pretended to be buyers who came on friendly visit before brandishing their guns and shooting sporadically during the attack which occurred around 8pm on Saturday December 11. They reportedly grabbed Saliu and dragged her into a forest bordering Kwara and Kogi states.
An eyewitness said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ikole LGA visited the community around 7.12am on Sunday and promised to rescue the woman and also apprehend the perpetrators of the crime.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, adding that security operatives, local hunters and Amotekun are already combing the surrounding bushes in order to rescue the kidnapped trader.