Gunmen Abduct Family Of Five Along Ondo Highway


Gunmen Abduct Family Of Five Along Ondo HighwayA family of five has been abducted by gunmen in Ajowa Akoko, a community in Akoko north-west LGA of Ondo state.

According to a native of Ajowa, Ibrahim Olusa, the victims were a husband, wife and three children.

He said they were plying Ajowa-Ayere expressway when they were attacked and abducted at gunpoint on Monday night, April 5.

They were said to be returning to Abuja after spending Easter holiday in Ajowa-Akoko. According to TheCable, family sources say the suspected kidnappers have contacted the family, demanding N10 million ransom for their release.

The incident has heightened tension among the residents of the town.

Ajayi Bakare, immediate past chairman of Ajowa Akoko community council, confirmed the incident.

Bakare attributed the kidnapping and robberies on Ajowa/Ayere highway to the poor condition of the road.

Meanwhile, Tee Leo lkoro, spokesperson of the state police command, said the matter has not been reported to the state police headquarters.

Highway ambush has become rampant in recent months, making many Nigerians reluctant to travel by road.

In the past few months, there have been several highway killings and abductions in parts of the country.

Read Also: FUTA Deputy Registrar Attacked By Gunmen Dies

In January, gunmen killed Amos Arijesuyo, deputy registrar of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Ondo state. He was shot dead in his private vehicle along Ilesha-Akure road.

More recently, nine commuters were shot dead on Monday and several others abducted along Kaduna-Kachia road, Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state.

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