Armed Men Kidnap Ondo Traditional Ruler, 3 Others

Armed Men Kidnap Ondo Traditional Ruler, 3 Others

Armed Men Kidnap Ondo Traditional Ruler, 3 Others

Armed Men Kidnap Ondo Traditional Ruler, 3 Others: On Thursday, armed men abducted an Ondo traditional Ruler, High Chief Mukaila Bello, alongside three others. The traditional chief belongs to the Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State,

The other kidnap victims are, Mr Adeniran Adeyemo, an APC chieftain, Mr Bashiru Adekile, a community leader, and Chief Gbafinro, a former House of Assembly Candidate for Akoko North-East Constituency.

According to a source, the victims were kidnapped along Ago Panu area of Owo-Ikare Expressway, while traveling from Akure to Ikare.
The source said the driver of the car conveying the victims escaped but was shot and he is now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

It was also learned that the kidnappers were yet to contact families of the victims as at the time of filing this report.

A hunter, who served as vigilante in the area, told newsmen that the driver of the vehicle of the abducted victims was matcheted by the gunmen and now receiving treatment at the Federal Medical center, owo.

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“The driver of the vehicle was stabbed by the gunmen, but we were able to rescue him alone and rushed him to the hospital.

“He is there receiving treatment now with wounds all over his body. Sadly, these people (bandits) are still lurking around our forest in Ondo”, the source said.

The kidnappers are yet to contact the victims’ families or demand a ransom at the time of filing this report.

Contacted, the spokesperson of the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, pleaded for time to get the full details of the incident.

Source.

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