Suspected Fulani herdsmen reportedly abducted four passengers traveling in a commercial vehicle on Saturday along the Lagos-Benin expressway.
According to reports, the alleged kidnappers came out of the bushes to attack cars on the road in Ondo State.
A white passenger Toyota Sienna that had been vandalized and a bus that had been abandoned on the highway could be seen on the highway. Travelers Kidnapped
According to information obtained, some of the car’s occupants were carried into the jungle by the kidnappers, while others managed to flee.
Anthony Chijioke, Nnamchi Nkwachukwu Michael, Ifeanyi Madu, and Martha Chinagorom were some of the passengers, according to the travel manifest discovered in the Toyota Sienna.
The New Year Day kidnap victims were on their way to Lagos from Onitsha, Anambra State.
When contacted, the Police Ikare Area Commander, Muri Agboola, confirmed the incident. He assured us that efforts were being made to rescue the kidnapped victims.
Recall that some students were kidnapped on this same route a week ago.
The Kogi State Polytechnic students were heading for their homes for the Christmas break.
According to reports, the students were abducted near Ago Jinadu along the Akinnu-Ajowa Road in the Akoko neighborhood of Ondo State.
Recently, the territory has developed a reputation for criminal activity, including kidnapping.
According to reports, the development has saddened the Ajowa community because the victims’ parents begged for assistance in saving their children.
Muri Agboola, the Police Ikare Area Commander, confirmed the event and added that police were searching the forests around the Akunnu-Ajowa Akoko route for the missing students.
He promised that every attempt would be made to save the victims.
The incident occurred barely a month after the monarch of Ajowa-Akoko, Clement Olukotun, was kidnapped.
He was released after about N10 million was paid to the kidnapers.
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