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Nine travellers kidnapped in Ondo, abductors demand N100m ransom

Valentine Chinyem

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Nine people have been abducted by gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen at Isua Akoko, the headquarters of the Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The victims were said to be travelling in a Toyota Sienna on their way to Lagos from Abuja, on Friday, when they were kidnapped.

However, a source who is aware of thr incident, said the kidnappers have contacted the family of one of the victims and demanded a sum of N100m ransom.

The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the incident said one of the victims had been rescued.

He said, “Efforts are on to ensure the release of other victims. Our men are working with hunters, local vigilante, and other agencies to get then released unhurt.”