Soldiers, bandits in gun duel in Ekiti, 3 travellers abducted | Dailytrust

Soldiers, bandits in gun duel in Ekiti, 3 travellers abducted

Soldiers engaged some gunmen Friday in Ikole Local Government Area in Ekiti, after kidnapping three commuters in Ayedun Ekiti.  

The incident, according to multiple sources, occurred around 10:00am, leading to desertion of the Ayedun-Ilasa-Ayebode highway for several hours.  

An eyewitness, who escaped from the kidnappers, revealed to journalists in Ado Ekiti that the soldiers engaged the bandits at two different locations; Ayebode and Ilasa and pursued them into the bush to ensure that their operations didn’t succeed.  

He disclosed that three commuters coming from Ayedun -Ekiti to Ilasa were not that lucky as the gunmen picked them up after escaping from the soldiers.  

Two of the occupants of the vehicle that forcefully escaped were said to have been hit by bullets and sustained fractures in their legs, while their car was riddled with bullets .

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ekiti, ASP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying four persons were abducted during the operation.

Abutu stated that the combined forces of the military men and the police rescued six men from the gunmen.

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