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Three abducted as soldiers, bandits exchange gunfire in Ekiti

After the kidnapping of three commuters at Ayedun Ekiti, gunmen and soldiers exchanged gunfire in Ayebode, Ikole Local Government Area, Ekiti State.

According to reports, the event occurred at 10:00 a.m., causing the Ayedun-Ilasa-Ayebode roadway to be deserted for many hours owing to fear of assault.

The troops confronted the robbers at two distinct places, Ayebode and Ilasa, and pursued them into the bush to guarantee that their activities were stopped, according to an eyewitness who was also a victim, who told media in Ado Ekiti.

He revealed that three passengers traveling from Ayedun-Ekiti to Ilasa were kidnapped by gunmen after fleeing the sold.

Two of the occupants of the vehicle that forcefully escaped were said to have been hit by bullets and sustained fractures in their legs, while their car was riddled with bullets.

The source added that although the soldiers succeeded in pursuing the kidnappers into the bush, none was apprehended.

“It was sporadic shootings as the soldiers engaged the kidnappers. The soldiers acted gallantly, but the kidnappers escaped through a secondary school in Ilasa into the bush. But another gang resurfaced between Ayedun-Ilasa road and kidnapped three persons.

“A driver carrying some passengers who wanted to escape by force had his car shot and two persons sustained fractures in their legs.

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“Many people could have been kidnapped if not for the quick intervention of the soldiers, but three were taken away”, he said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying four persons were abducted during the operation.

Abutu stated that the combined forces of the military men and the police rescued six men from the gunmen.

“The information we heard was that four persons were abducted. But the security men responded swiftly to the situation and rescued six. We have begun an investigation and we will try and ensure that the abductees are brought back safe and sound”, he said.


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  1. I call God on them because state government and federal government are not doing anything about them and with the look of things they are not read to do anything but God we do something about them

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