Gunmen have kidnapped a retired chief pharmacist from the Ekiti Ministry of Well being, Israel Bamisaye.
A witness mentioned the gunmen, who had been seven in quantity, kidnapped Mr Bamisaye at his farm situated between Ero Dam and the Ekiti farm settlement at Orin Ekiti, Ido/Osi Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State.
The supply mentioned the retiree was kidnapped on his farm round 4 p.m. on Wednesday.
The incident sparked panic within the city, as residents had been mentioned to have began leaving the city for worry of their lives.
“The seven gunmen had earlier attacked one man recognized as Ojo inside the neighborhood of the farm the place Bamisaye was kidnapped,” the supply who wouldn’t wish to be named, mentioned.
“The person was requested in regards to the whereabouts of the white males working on the farm settlement, however he replied that he didn’t know the place they had been.
“They ordered him to lie face down. They ransacked his automobile that was parked close by and took away a sum of N4,500 they discovered contained in the automobile.
“They fired a shot and terrified the surroundings earlier than they later discovered the sufferer and whisked him away.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, couldn’t be reached to substantiate the incident, as he didn’t choose up his calls.
However the Commander, Ekiti State Amotekun Corps, Joe Akomolafe, confirmed it.
“We’re conscious of the kidnapping and my males are actually engaged on it,” Mr Komolafe mentioned.
In Might, an armed gang kidnapped a Chinese language expatriate and contractor dealing with the brand new Ado-Ado Iyin dualisation mission in Ekiti State.
He was later launched after ransom was paid and a few suspects had been arrested by the Ekiti State Police Command.
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