Police, Amotekun rescue one, as gunmen kidnap two in Ekiti
Combined forces of the Police, Amotekun Corps and hunters, on Christmas Day, rescued an abductee, out of two persons that were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ekiti State.
The incident happened along Isan-Iludun Road at about 6.00p.m., when commuters were stopped and abducted by gun-wielding bandits. The security outfits are still making efforts to rescue the second abductee.
The former Commissioner for Agriculture in Ekiti State, Mr. Folorunso Olabode, was kidnapped along that route, while one of his political associates was shot dead.
An eyewitness from Iludun Ekiti, yesterday, confirmed to newsmen in Ado Ekiti that a vehicle coming behind the victims quickly alerted the police and Amotekun Corps for speedy action.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr. Sunday Abutu, confirmed that officers at Oye Divisional Police (DPO) Station worked with other local security outfits to rescue one of the victims.
Abutu, in a statement, said: “On December 25, 2020 at about 6p.m., a distress call was received by Oye DPO that unknown gunmen forcefully stopped one Lexus Jeep along Isan/Iludun Ekiti Road and kidnapped the two occupants.
“Upon receipt of the information, the DPO led his team to the scene with the assistance of the Amotekun Corps, the Vigilantes and hunters. One of the victims was rescued, while effort is ongoing to ensure the rescue of the other victim.”
Abutu said the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo, appealed for calm and implored anyone with useful information concerning the incident or other criminal activities to contact the nearest police station for prompt action.