Gunmen abduct child, three others in Ekiti
Police rescue one, arrest suspect
Gunmen yesterday abducted three people during a midnight raid at Ilasa Ekiti, Ekiti East Local Government Area of the state.
Eyewitnesses from the community confirmed that the gunmen came about 1:30 a.m. in the morning to Eti- Ero farmstead in Ilasa Ekiti and ransacked the entire household.
According to sources, a child and three farmers were kidnapped and taken to an unknown destination.
The source said: “The gunmen came around 1:30 a.m. and started shooting sporadically. The gunshots generated a lot of panic and some brave people among them rushed out of their buildings and fled into the bush.
“As they were shooting, they were searching all the buildings and in the course of doing that, they got hold of a child, confirmed to be less than 10 years and three others, who were farmers.
“They took them to an unknown destination and no one has been contacted as of now”, he stated.
But, Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said only two people were abducted.
He said: “Even the police have rescued one of the captives from the abductors and one person has been arrested in connection with the midnight raid.
“Our men are searching the bushes for the remaining victim in their custody. We assure the people of Ekiti State that we will get him rescued and the culprits will be arrested to face justice.”