No fewer than five persons were abducted by unknown gunmen in the early hours of yesterday in Ekiti State.
Local sources told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the five persons abducted, included a pastor, simply identified as Ojo, and his driver, Jimoh as well as three other victims.
Confirming the incident, Ekiti State Police Command spokesman, Alberto Adeyemi, said the victims were picked by their assailants while traveling in two vehicles at a spot along Ise Ekiti road, in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of the state.
The Police spokesperson added that: “The motive of the abduction was not immediately known as those kidnapped are believed not to belong to the category of well-known or wealthy individuals in the society.”
Adeyemi said two of the abducted persons had been rescued while his men were on the trail of the hoodlums to rescue the remaining victims.
He however, could not confirm if a pastor was among those kidnapped. He urged residents to help the police by reporting suspicious 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 should they fail to turn a new leaf.