Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler, Others In Ondo

Gunmen Kidnap Traditional Ruler, Others In Ondo


A traditional head in Ondo State, the Oniku of Iku, in Ikare Akoko, has been abducted by gunmen.

The monarch, High Chief Mikaila Bello, was kidnapped on Thursday evening along with three others at Ago Panu axis, Owo-Ikare road, in Ondo State.
According to the hunter, the bandits ambushed the ruler and the other victims along Ago Panu on the Owo-Ikare road.
The other victims are Mr Adeniran Adeyemo, Mr Bashiru Adekile and Chief Gbafinro.

“The driver of the vehicle was stabbed by the gunmen, but we were able to rescue him alone and rushed him to the hospital,” said the hunter, who also serves as a vigilante in the area. “He is there receiving treatment now with wounds all over his body. Sadly, these people (bandits) are still lurking around our forest in Ondo.”

The kidnappers are yet to contact the victims’ families or demand a ransom at the time of filing this report

Police spokeswoman Funmilayo Odunlami did not immediately respond t on the attack.

The attack and kidnap came barely weeks after an armed gang attacked a construction company in Owo, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s hometown.

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