Mikaila Bello, the Oniku of Iku quarters of Ikare Akoko, Ondo state, and three other people have reportedly been abducted by gunmen.
According to reports, the event happened on Thursday night when the victims were driving along the Ago Panu axis of the Owo-Ikare route in the Ondo state.
According to reports, the victims were traveling from Akure, the state's capital, to the Akoko region.
This is coming days after gunmen invaded a construction site in Owo injuring workers.
Yeye Gbafinro, a former house of assembly candidate for the Akoko north-east district, Bashiru Adekile, a community leader, and Adeniran Adeyemo, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, are purportedly among the others who have been abducted (APC).
Ondo police spokesman Funmi Odunlami stated that she was unable to confirm the state's traditional ruler had been kidnapped.
Odunlami acknowledged that on Thursday night, gunmen ambushed a car on the Owo-Ikare route, and four people were taken hostage.
"Yesterday evening, a distress call was put across to one of our divisions that a vehicle while travelling along Owo-Ikare road was shot by unknown gunmen and in the course of the attack, the driver got injured and they whisked away four other persons. Currently, we don’t know the identities of those people.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.