Some individuals suspected to be kidnappers have once more launched an ambush on travellers in Ekiti State, killing one particular person whereas the whereabouts of others stay unknown as at press time.
DAILY POST studies that the incident was concerning the seventh in current occasions within the state, with casualties recorded usually.
It was learnt that victims of the newest assault have been ambushed on Saturday night, at a location between Ikere Ekiti, the headquarters of Ikere Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State and Iju, a boundary city in Ondo State.
The victims have been stated to have been waylaid after the hoodlums abruptly got here from the bush to cease their autos with weapons.
It was not clear as of the time of this report if occupants of about three autos allegedly concerned managed to flee with their passengers.
Confirming the incident to newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, Spokesman for the Police Command, ASP Sunday Abutu stated one particular person misplaced his life to the assault.
In accordance with the PPRO the passenger’s Sharon Mini Bus concerned was coming from Ondo State and heading to Ekiti when the incident occurred.
He stated the Command had already launched a “discrete investigation and critical manhunt” to unmask the gunmen.
He disclosed that the driving force of the bus managed to flee from the scene with the automobile and ran to Ilupeju-Ikere Divisional Police Headquarters in Ekiti State to report the incident.
“The driving force accounted that he was courageous sufficient to have speedily escaped along with his passengers from the scene however within the course of, one of many passengers was sadly hit by a bullet and was rushed to the Normal Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti the place he later died.
“The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police implores everybody within the State to not panic because the Command shall be a part of forces with Ondo State Police Command to make sure that the perpetrators are made to face the total wrath of the legislation,” he stated.
Abutu known as on folks of the state with helpful info that might result in the arrest of the gunmen to not hesitate doing so at any nearest police station or contact the cellphone quantity – 08062335577.