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Traditional ruler, three others abducted by gunmen in Ondo

By Friday Omosola, Akure

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the traditional head of Iku Quarter, the Oniku of Iku Quarters in Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Hon. Adeniran Adeyemo and two other indigenes of the town.

The other two kidnapped were the former House of Assembly candidate for Akoko North-East Constituency, Yèyé Gbafinro and a community leader, Bashiru Adekile.

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The Trumpet gathered that the victims were kidnapped on Thursday night along the Ago Panu axis on the Owo-Ikare Highway while on their way to Ikare-Akoko from Akure, the state capital.

The victim’s driver who is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed medical centre in Owo was also matcheted by the gunmen. As of the time of filing this report, the kidnappers had not contacted the victim’s families for any ransom.

When contacted, the image maker of the state Police command, Funmi Odunlami, pleaded for time to get the full details of the incident.

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