Unidentified Gunmen Abduct Passengers Along Akure-Ado Ekiti Expressway

Unidentified Gunmen Abduct Passengers Along Akure-Ado Ekiti Expressway

Some unknown gunmen have carried out a kidnapping operation targeting passengers in two vehicles along the Akure-Ado Ekiti Expressway, specifically in the Iju area of Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The incident occurred on Thursday night, with the vehicles reportedly parked along the road.

Violent Kidnapping Incident:

The assailants, armed with guns, reportedly opened fire on a Toyota Corolla and a white Toyota Highlander, riddling the vehicles with bullets before abducting the passengers and fleeing into the nearby forest.

Confirmation from Police:

Confirming the incident, Funmi Odunlami, the Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer, stated that the families of the victims had not yet filed complaints, but the anti-kidnapping section of the police command had launched an immediate search operation in the forest.

Ongoing Police Efforts:

The police spokesperson assured that the authorities were actively working to uncover the details of the incident and, if necessary, rescue the victims.

As of now, it remains unclear whether the kidnappers have contacted the families for ransom.

Community Source Corroboration:

A source within the community also verified that the kidnapping occurred on Thursday night, indicating that the perpetrators had attacked the two vehicles and taken the victims into the bush.

The discovery was made on Friday morning when the vehicles, now riddled with bullets, were found.

Comments on Security Challenges:

The incident underscores the ongoing security challenges faced by some regions, where criminal elements carry out brazen attacks, disrupting the peace and safety of the populace.

The collaborative efforts of law enforcement and the community are crucial in addressing and preventing such criminal activities.

As the situation develops, authorities will likely intensify efforts to ensure the safe recovery of the abducted passengers.

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