Kidnappers strike in Ekiti, Abduct Pastor, four others


Five persons including a Pastor simply referred to as Ojo and his driver, Jimoh and three others were in the early hours of Saturday reportedly abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Ekiti State.
The latest onslaught was coming barely two days after INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Dr. Musliu Omoleke was seized at iwaraja town, in Osun state, but released on Friday night in Ilesha. Sources told our correspondent in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital yesterday.
They were said to have been seized while traveling in two vehicles at a location along Ise Ekiti road, in Ise/Orun local government area of Ekiti state.
The motive of the abduction was not immediately known as at the time of filing these reports, as those kidnapped are believed not to belong to the category of well-known or wealthy individuals in the society.
But the incident has since been confirmed by the state police command.
The Ekiti State Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Alberto Adeyemi, (DSP) told New Nigerian that two of the abducted persons had been recovered while his men were on the trail of the hoodlums towards securing safe release of the three others.
He however denied knowledge of whether a pastor or imam was among those kidnapped.
He urged residents to help the police by exposing strange faces and movements around them.
He warned criminals to immediately give up their evil tendencies or relocate from the state in their own interest, saying their days of nemesis are near if they failed to turn over a new leave.


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