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Gunmen Abduct Eight Persons In Ekiti, Demand N50million Ransom



No fewer than eight individuals had been kidnapped by gunmen on Tuesday at Itapaji within the Ikole Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State, Day by day Publish stories.
The incident occurred on the heels of abduction of 4 individuals by gunmen at Ayebode, per week in the past in the identical council space.


The abductors had been mentioned to have contacted the household early on Wednesday and demanded the sum of N50million as ransom.
An eyewitness instructed journalists in Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, that the gunmen had besieged a home positioned within the city round 9.30pm, taking pictures sporadically into the air and afterwards made away with eight occupants of the constructing.
The gunshots that lasted for over one hour had been mentioned to have terrified the residents of the group.
The supply mentioned the proprietor of the constructing was getting ready for his mom’s burial and the preparations had been mentioned to have been on high gear when the assailants struck.
“The boys numbering seven got here round 9.30pm with weapons and surrounded the constructing. They fired gunshots sporadically.
“Because the occupants of the home had been popping out, they had been grabbed and made to lie face down. They had been later taken away into the bush. They had been 14 initially, however six of them escaped into the bush.”
He added additional, “Earlier in the present day (Wednesday), one of many members of the family acquired a name from the abductors demanding for a ransom of N50million”, he mentioned.
The supply added that the absence of police stations in Itapaji -Ayebode and Irele-Oke Ako axis was answerable for the worsening circumstances of kidnapping within the space, saying the closest police station was in Ikole Ekiti, which was over 40 minutes’ drive to the troubled areas.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident.
Abutu mentioned, “The command is engaged on that. Already, a particular police operatives in addition to the JTF have been deployed in that axis to make sure they rescue the victims and for doable arrest of the culprits.”


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