Gunmen Abduct 18 Passengers In Ondo

By Damilare Adeleye

Unknown gunmen have reportedly attacked and abducted passengers in an 18 seater bus along the Ikare- Irun Akoko -Ado Ekiti highway in Ondo state.

The victims were returning from a party held at a community in Ekiti state and were travelling back to lkare, in Ondo state on Saturday.

It was learnt that some of the victims are cateereers who had gone to cook at a party.

Confirming the abduction, the Commander of the state’s security outfit codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, told newsmen that his men have been able to rescue some of the abducted travellers.

According to him, “My men and soldiers from Ekiti are combing the forest.

“The hoodlums did not kidnap the 18 passengers in the bus. Some of the passengers escaped themselves, while our men with soldiers rescued some of the victims in the night. Our men are combing the forest as we speak.”

It was learnt that the attacked occured on Saturday around 6 pm. The victims according to an eyewitness account are from Irun Akoko, Ikare Akoko and Ekiti communities.