A petroleum dealer in Ekiti State, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami, has been kidnapped at one of his filling stations located along Ijan/Ikare road in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital.
An eye witnesses told reporters that Akinbami was abducted around 9 pm on Sunday by gunmen numbering about five.
Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Mr. Tunde Mobayo, assured the people of Ekiti State that the Police will do its best to ensure the rescue of the victims and the tracking of the abductors, calling for calm on the matter.
The C.P. said “Mrs. Mariam Akinbami, came to Odo-Ado Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that her husband, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami was kidnapped at the premise of his Petrol Station along Ijan/Ado Road at about 2030hrs on Sunday.
According to her, “five unknown men quietly approached the husband, ordered him into his Toyota Jeep and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
Mobayo, added that on getting the information, the DPO led his team to the scene but the abductors had already gone.
The commissioner pointed out that the Command has deployed a Special Team of Policemen to be assisted by the Amotekun Corp, the local hunters and the vigilantes to comb the bush for possible tracking of the suspects and the release of the victims.
The Commissioner advisedeveryone in the state to be wary of strange and suspicious faces around their domains and implore everyone with useful information concerning the incident to contact the nearest Police Station.