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Gunmen abduct Army Captain, three others in Ondo

Valentine Chinyem

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Four persons, including an Army Captain, D. Gana, have been kidnapped along the Kabba-Auga Akoko Expressway in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

They were said to have ran into the ambush laid by the kidnappers while traveling to Abuja.

The spokesman of the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the development when he spoke with newsmen.

Ikoro said the State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie, had ordered officers and men of the command to begin the search of the forest where the victims were believed to have been taken by the kidnappers.

He said: “We have begun an intensive investigation into the incident and we want to enjoin anybody with useful information that could lead to the arrest of the criminals to forward the same to the police for onward action.”

The spokesman of the Army formation in the state, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Captain Ayorinde Omojokun, said: “We are still on the matter.”