JUST IN: Fear as Kidnappers Abduct Travellers on Ondo-Ekiti Expressway, Details Emerge

Jan 20, 2024 | Uncategorized

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Akure, Ondo state – Kidnapping gangs, known locally as ‘bandits’ have reportedly abducted an unspecified number of travellers along Akure/lkere expressway in Ondo state.

The attack reportedly occurred on Thursday night, January 18, with two vehicles parked along the road. The vehicles – a Toyota Corolla and a white Toyota Highlander – were riddled with bullets.

Police/kidnapping in Ondo today
Rising insecurity, kidnapping, and incessant attacks by bandits have been observed in the past few weeks. Photo credit: Nigeria Police Force
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As reported by Vanguard newspaper, the police spokesperson in Ondo state, Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the ugly incident.

A report by The Punch noted that the men of the anti-kidnapping section of the command are currently combing some forests in Ekiti and Ondo states.

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Police official, Odunlami, told the press about the attack:

“There is no official report from the family or families of the owner of the two vehicles found at the scene of the incident and no report of missing people in the state.”

However, Odunlami assured that the state police command would soon unravel what took place and rescue the victims if it was a case of abduction.

Legit.ng reports that kidnapping for ransom has been a major problem in Nigeria with criminal gangs targeting highways, apartments and even snatching pupils from schools.

Nigerian law bans paying ransom to kidnappers.

President Bola Tinubu came to office in May 2023 vowing to tackle Nigeria’s insecurity, majorly banditry. But critics say the kidnapping crisis is out of control.

More to follow…

Source: Legit.ng

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