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Gunmen kill man, demand N50m ransom for abducted wife, daughter

A source said gunshots fired by the attackers made the driver of the vehicle

Gunmen on Friday evening attacked a family travelling along Ewu–Ayetoro Ekiti Road in Ekiti State, killing a man and abducting his wife and daughter.

It was gathered that the victims were in the state for a burial ceremony in Ewu Ekiti and were attacked while driving along the road.

A source said gunshots fired by the attackers made the driver of the vehicle lost control and rammed into the bush.

One of the occupants was hit with a stray bullet and died on the spot, he said.

The source added that the abductors have contacted the family and demanded N50 million ransom to free the wife and daughter.

Police spokesperson in Ekiti State, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident and said one suspect has been arrested.

Abutu said based on a tip-off, the police have arrested one Akinola Femi, who was alleged to be one of the informants to the kidnappers terrorising the Ido/Osi area of the state.

“Femi is currently being interrogated and investigated for further findings,” he said.