Gunmen kidnap four travellers, engage soldiers in gun battle in Ekiti OpenCategory: Kidnapping
Time: 22 Oct 21, 02:33PM
Address: Ikole Local Government Secretariat, Ikole, Nigeria
Reported by: Saliu Juliana
Some yet to be identified gun men have kidnapped four travellers at Aiyedun-Ekiti in the Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The incident was reported to have been initiated at Ayebode area where there was a shootout between Soldiers and the criminals. The Soldiers who were on the road for their routine patrols and checks did all in their powers to quell the kidnap incident. The Soldiers engaged the kidnappers in a protracted gun battle, forcing them to escape into the bush, leaving behind some victims earlier kidnapped from a different location. The Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying the Police are currently on the trail of the kidnappers.