July 18, 2024

Gunmen have invaded Kwara community and abducted three persons. The incident happened early this week in Ora, Ayetoro community, Ekiti local government area.

Eyewitnesses said that the gunmen were nine in number with four of them wearing masks.

The account added they stormed the area wielding AK-47 rifles and fired gunshots sporadically.

The abductors were said to have also attacked the palace of the traditional ruler in the community, Oba C.O Odeyemi and burgled into the shop of his wife, Olori Odeyemi, carting away some items and cash.

Transition Implementation Committee (TIC) Chair of the local government, Mr Kayode Bayode, confirmed the incident.

Bayode said that local vigilantes had been empowered and were working with the police and other security agencies to rescue the victims.

“They only destroyed the palace of our traditional rulers and looted indomie, spaghetti and other items and cash from his wife’s shop because they were not around.

“We have supplied the vigilantes with weapons and ammunitions for them to be able to confront the kidnappers.

“I am very optimistic that they will be rescued before the end of tomorrow (Friday),”
he added.

Kwara Police Command spokesperson Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident.

He said:“Security operatives working with vigilantes and local hunters, have been deployed to the bush for a possible rescue of the victims.”

 

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