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Four people kidnapped in Ondo: Police 

Police statement disclosed that a bullet hit the driver in the head, forcing the vehicle the chieftains were travelling in to come to a halt.

• August 5, 2022

The police command in Ondo on Friday confirmed the kidnap of four Ikare-Akoko traditional leaders on Owo-Ikare road on Thursday.

The chieftains were on a return trip home from Akure when they were attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits.

“Police received a distress call at about 6:30 p.m. on August 4 that gunmen shot at one Toyota Corolla car while on motion around Ago Yeye, on Owo-Ikare Road,’’ police spokeswoman Funmilayo Odunlami stated.

Police statement disclosed that a bullet hit the driver in the head, forcing the vehicle the chieftains were travelling in to come to a halt, and “the other occupants numbering about four (identities unknown) were whisked into the bush while the driver was abandoned.”

Ms Odunlami added, “The police have recovered the vehicle while the driver was taken to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition.”

According to her, the police, local hunters and vigilantes in the area are combing the bush to rescue the victims and arrest the assailants. 


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