Some gunmen have again taken some travellers hostage along the Akure-Ado Ekiti Expressway. Two vehicles were involved in the incident at Iju area of Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

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The number of the victims have not been ascertained. Also, the detail of the incident is still sketchy.

However, it was gathered that the incident happened on Thursday night while the vehicles involved were said to have been parked along the road.


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A viral video showed two vehicles- a Toyota Corolla and a white Toyota Highlander riddled with bullets.

There are chances that the hoodlums shot at the vehicles before taking the passengers into the forest.


Meanwhile, the Ondo State Police’s spokesperson, Mrs. Funmi Odunlami, confirmed the incident.

However, she said that the command could not give details about the incident.

According to her, the matter had not been reported at the police station by members of the family of the victims.

She said: “Men of the anti-kidnapping section of the command swung into action immediately the incident was reported, and they have been combing the forest since.


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“No official report from the family or families of the owners of the two vehicles and there is no report of missing people in the state.”


The spokesperson to the police added that the state police command would soon unravel what took place and rescue the victims if it was a case of kidnapping.

Also, she but she said it was not clear whether the kidnappers had contacted the family members for ransom.

A source in the community confirmed that the incident happened on Thursday night.

According to the source, two vehicles were attacked. With the vehicles riddled with bullets, it was obvious that kidnapping must have taken place at the scene, the source explained.

“The kidnappers might have marched the victims into the bush.

“The incident happened in the evening, and it came to our knowledge on Friday morning when we saw the vehicles riddled with bullets”, the source narrated.

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