Gunmen kidnap traditional ruler and APC chieftain in Ondo

Mikaila Bello, the Oniku of Iku quarters of Ikare Akoko, Ondo state, and three other people have been abducted by unidentified gunmen.

Residents of the neighborhood claim that the victims were kidnapped on Thursday, August 5, as they were going along the Ago Panu axis of the Owo-Ikare route in Ondo state.

Adeniran Adeyemo, the head of the All Progressives Congress, Bashiru Adekile, and Yeye Gbafinro, a former house of assembly candidate for the Akoko north-east seat, are among the others who have purportedly been abducted (APC).

The state police command’s spokeswoman, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, confirmed the kidnapping and said:

“We cannot confirm the kidnap of any traditional ruler. Yesterday evening, a distress call was put across to one of our divisions that a vehicle while travelling 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.” she said

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