Lovers Kidnapped By Gunmen One Week To Wedding In Ekiti.


Some Gunmen stormed Ekiti East LGA on Sunday, kidnapping a couple getting married next week, police said on Monday.

ASP Sunday Abutu, Police spokesman told the news agency that three people had been arrested in connection with the abduction.

“We learnt that the couple came to Ado Ekiti and were returning to their base when they were picked up by gunmen.

“Immediately we got the report, the Police Commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo, mobilised our men and officers to the surrounding forests.

“As I speak, our men are working in conjunction with “Amotekun’’ Corps, local hunters and Vigilance groups, combing the forests to free the victims,’’ he said.

ASP Abutu said that those arrested have been detained at the Ado-Ekiti Police Headquarters and will be tried once the investigation is complete.

He said efforts were being made to arrest the other accomplices.

Witnesses told NAN that the victims were abducted on the Ilasa-Ekiti-Ayebode road in Ekiti East Local Government Area.

The victims were returning from Ado Ekiti, where they were shopping for their wedding when they were kidnapped.

Family members of the victims said the kidnappers contacted the families asking for a ransom of N5 million to ensure their freedom.

An eye witness said the vehicle with the future spouse was attacked in a bad section of the highway.

“The deplorable condition of our roads appears to be the main factor behind these repeated kidnappings,” the eyewitness said.


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