Gunmen on Saturday abducted many travellers on the Benin-Owo Expressway in Ifon, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Some sources said the victims were over 40; while others gave their number as 32.
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A source said the victims were traveling in a coastal bus from Benin to Ondo State for a burial ceremony.
“But on getting to Ifon area, the hoodlums ambushed and whisked all the occupants of the vehicle into the bush,” he said.
While confirming the incident Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Ondo State Command, Funmilayo Odunlami, said she could not ascertain the number of the victims.
She said men of the command and other security agencies in the state had begun search for the victims in the forest. (NAN)
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