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Gunmen kidnap traditional ruler and APC chieftain in Ondo



Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Mikaila Bello, the Oniku of Iku quarters of Ikare Akoko, Ondo state, and three others.

According to residents of the community, the victims were abducted while traveling along Ago Panu axis of Owo-Ikare road, Ondo state, on Thursday evening, August 5.

Others who were reportedly kidnapped include Yeye Gbafinro, a former house of assembly candidate for Akoko north-east constituency; Bashiru Adekile, a community leader, and Adeniran Adeyemo, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Confirming the abduction, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, said;

“We cannot confirm the kidnap of any traditional ruler. 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.” she said

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