Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler, Three Others In Ondo
Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped Mikaila Bello, the Oniku of Iku quarters of Ikare Akoko, Ondo state, and three others.
The other victims are Mr. Adeniran Adeyemo, Mr. Bashiru Adekile, and Chief Gbafinro.
The incident was said to have occurred while the victims were traveling along the Ago Panu axis of Owo-Ikare road, Ondo state, on Thursday evening.
The victims were said to have been heading for the Akoko area from Akure, the state capital.
The Ondo police spokesperson Funmi Odunlami said she cannot confirm the abduction of the traditional ruler in the state.
Odunlami admitted that a vehicle was attacked by gunmen along Owo-Ikare road on Thursday evening and four persons were kidnapped in the attack.
“We cannot confirm the kidnap of any traditional ruler,” Ondo police spokesperson said.”
“Yesterday evening, a distress call was put across to one of our divisions that a vehicle while traveling along Owo-Ikare road was shot by unknown gunmen and in the course of the attack, the driver got injured and they whisked away four other persons. Currently, we don’t know the identities of those people.
The development comes some days after gunmen attacked Craneburg Construction Company in Owo LGA, Ondo state, leaving two workers injured.