Suspected herdsmen kill man, abduct wife, daughter in Ekiti
Suspected herdsmen, on Friday, killed a man in Ekiti State. His wife and daughter were abducted to an unknown destination.
The victim was reportedly travelling in company of his wife and daughter in his Lexus 330 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), along Ewu-Ayetoro-Ekiti Road in Ido/Osi Local Counci of Ekiti State, when the gunmen rained bullets on the vehicle.
A source said there were five occupants in the vehicle, but the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, countered the claim, saying they were three.
“The man and his family were returning to their base when they were waylaid. The victim was shot in the head and chest. They didn’t take the vehicle. They only left the man’s body in the vehicle while others were taken away,” the source said.
Abutu, said: “The report we got was that the family was travelling along that route. Suddenly, suspected gunmen fired gunshots at them, killing the husband and took away the wife and their daughter.
“The police mobilised to the spot and combed the surrounding forests with other agencies, such as the Amotekun Corps, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, local hunters and vigilance group.
“Killing and kidnappings are two evils all of us, as patriotic citizens, must join hands with security agencies to defeat. Those perpetrating these acts don’t mean well for our country and we must all perceive them as enemies of this nation.”
On April 10, 2021, the traditional ruler of Ewu-Ekiti, Oba Adetutu Ajayi, in Ilejemeje Local Council of Ekiti State, was shot by bandits.
Also on June 10, 2021, two hotel workers in Ayetoro-Ekiti were kidnapped, while the hotel’s security guard, who was inflicted with machete cuts, is still recuperating at an undisclosed hospital in the state.
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