Gunmen abduct father, three children on Ondo Expressway

Peter Dada

4 October 2021

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Some gunmen have reportedly abducted four members of a family along the Akure — Ado-Ekiti Expressway at Iju in Akure-North Local Government Area of Ondo State on Sunday.

It was gathered that the victims were a man and his three children who were travelling from Ado-Ekiti to Akure, the Ondo State capital.

The incident happened some hours after a lecturer of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Mr Mayowa Adinlewa, was abducted at a bad portion of the same road.

A source also said the latest victims, whose identity is still unknown at the time of filing this report, were also kidnapped at the very bad part of the road when their vehicle was at its lowest speed.

The source said, “When their vehicle got to the bad portion, it slowed down, then suddenly, the gunmen came out of the bush and shot indiscriminately into the air. Three of the occupants of the vehicle managed to escape from the scene, while the four victims were matched into the bush by the hoodlums.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said, “I have called the DPO of Iju and she said nothing of such happened and no report of such was made at the police station.”

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