Gunmen kidnap a man in Ekiti

A farmer, identified as Suyi, was reportedly kidnapped in the Ikole Area of Ekiti State on Sunday two days after gunmen killed a guest and abducted his wife and daughter along Ayetoro–Ewu Ekiti Road in the state.

Sources said that the farmer went to his farm in the Okejebu Area of Ikole Ekiti but he did not return home at the close of the day.

A family source said, “At about 6pm when he did not return home, relentless efforts were made to reach his phone line, but all were futile. It was along the line that a call came in demanding for N5million before he could be released”.

The source called on security agencies to come to the aid of the family so that the victim could be set free from the kidnappers’ den.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said the man who had gone to his farm failed to return home.

Abutu said, “We got information that the old man went to farm on Sunday and never returned. We have been given information about his movement and our operatives are investigating the matter. We appeal to our people to be security conscious at all times.”

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