Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado Ekiti
Gunmen on Friday night kidnapped three individuals alongside Isinbode-Ode street in Isinbode-Ekiti in Ekiti East Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State.
The Nation gathered the gun-wielding assailants invaded a sawmill situated alongside the route and dispossessed the employees of their private belongings earlier than abducting two on the scene.
The supply, who confided in our reporter, revealed after the operation, the abductors numbering 10, waylaid a Hilux Van conveying a prime authorities official and rained bullet it earlier than leaving with one of many occupants.
“The hoodlums stormed a sawmill within the space the place they dispossessed merchants and employees of their cash and valuables whereas two individuals, a person and a girl had been kidnapped.
“Whereas the criminals had been fleeing the neighborhood, a Hilux van conveying a senior officer of a authorities company was attacked by which the motive force was shot.
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“The driving force of the Hilux was hit by bullets forcing him to attend on the freeway. This led to the kidnap of the unknown prime authorities’s functionary,” the supply said.
When contacted, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, disclosing that one out of the abductors had escaped from captivity.
Abutu mentioned the abductors are left with two individuals, together with the senior civil servant.
The police spokeperson added police had been on the path of the criminals, promising that the captives shall be freed unharmed.
Abutu disclosed that the shot driver has been rescued to an hospital the place he’s receiving medical remedy.