Police and hunters comb Ondo forest for abducted travelers
On Friday, the Ondo State Police Command confirmed that four people were abducted by terrorists.
On Thursday, the hoodlums kidnapped the victims, which included a traditional chief from Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government Area, Ondo State, and Mukaila Bello.
Bello, believed to have been the head of Iku Quarters in an ancient community, was abducted along with three other people. Other victims include Mr. Adeniran Adeyemo and Mr. Bashiru Adekile, as well as another individual identified only by Chief Gbafinro.
A source said that the victims were taken along the Owo Ikare expressway in the Ago Panu region while they were traveling from Akure, Ikare.
According to a source, the driver of the car in which the victims were traveling escaped but suffered gunshot injuries. He is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital.
Also, it was discovered that the kidnappers hadn’t yet contacted the families of the victims when this report was filed.
Frau Funmilayo Odunlami (state police spokesperson) confirmed that the incident had occurred. She said that the police, hunters, and vigilantes were searching the forest for the victims.
She said, “The police on receiving a distress call that at about 6:30 pm on Thursday around Ago Yeye, along Owo/Ikare Road, gunmen shot at one Toyota Corolla car, with registration number KAK 818 AE, while on motion, the bullet hit the driver on the head and the vehicle came to a halt. The other occupants numbering about four were whisked away into the bush while the driver was abandoned.
“The police have recovered the vehicle while the driver was taken to the hospital. The driver is currently in a stable condition while the police, hunters, and vigilantes in the area are combing the bush to rescue the victims and arrest the assailants.”