Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Friday evening waylaid travellers coming back from a perform in Ekiti State, shot lifeless the motive force of the automobile and kidnapped no less than two occupants.
SaharaReporters learnt that the gunmen killed a person, and took away two others – who have been his spouse and his daughter.
The police confirmed the assault on Saturday.
The police spokesman in Ekiti, ASP Sunday Abutu, mentioned the gunmen shot the motive force of the automobile, a LEXUS 330 SUV, lifeless and took the 2 different occupants of the automobile away.
The assault happened between Ewu-Ekiti and Aiyetoro-Ekiti, neighbouring communities in Ilejemeje and Ido/Osi Local Government Areas of Ekiti State.
ASP Abutu added that the police, together with native hunters and operatives of Amotekun Corps, have been already combing the forest across the space to rescue the victims and arrest the gunmen.
Witnesses confirmed that the motive force was shot lifeless and the opposite occupants of the automobile have been kidnapped.
The automobile, with registration quantity LAGOS KRD 264 GV, was left on the scene dealing with the bush with solely the deceased inside it.
The identities of the victims had not been ascertained on the time of submitting this report.
Friday’s incident occurred 4 days after gunmen additionally suspected to be herdsmen shot and killed a person named Ademola Afolayan on a poultry farm in Ikere-Ekiti on Monday, August 2 at about 5pm.
Recently, kidnappers allegedly kidnapped some travellers in three business buses on Akure/Ikere-Ado Ekiti highway in Ekiti State.
It was gathered that the abductors swooped on the travellers’ autos whereas navigating by the dangerous parts of the highway.