Gunmen kill man in Ekiti, abduct his wife daughter

Gunmen on Friday evening attacked a family travelling along Ewu–Ayetoro Ekiti Road in the Ido/Osi council area of Ekiti State, killing a man and abducting his wife and daughter.


According to reports, the family members had come from their base in Lagos for a social event at Ewu Ekiti and were driving along the road when the gunmen attacked them and killed the man.


An eyewitness said


“They were four persons in the Lexus car. A lady escaped; the kidnappers shot the man dead and took his wife and daughter away into the bush. The community has since been making efforts to rescue them. The gunmen contacted their family that very night and demanded N50m. You can see how callous they are.”


Confirming the incident to Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Sunday Abutu, said


“The report we got was that the family was travelling along that route and suddenly some suspected gunmen fired gunshots at them, killed the husband and took away the wife and the man’s daughter.

“The police have mobilised to the spot and are combing the surrounding forests with other agencies like the Amotekun Corps, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, local hunters and vigilance group.

Killing and kidnapping are two evils all of us patriotic citizens must join hands with the security agencies to defeat. Those perpetrating these don’t mean well for our country and we must all perceive them as enemies of this nation. We are not aware of the demand for any ransom from the family by the criminals.”


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