Unknown gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the General Manager of Prosperous Filling Station, Itakorodo Adebayo, in Isan-Ekiti, Ekiti State.
According to the police, the incident occurred around 7:00pm on Thursday.
It was gathered that the gunmen came with six motorcycles and shot sporadically before whisking their victim away.
Confirming the incident, the police spokesperson in Ekiti State, Sunday Abutu, in a statement said police and other security agencies have been deployed to the bushes to rescue the victim.
“A team of Police operatives and detectives including the Amotekun Corps and the local hunters have been deployed to rigorously comb the bushes and forests across the state to ensure the rescue of one Itakorodo Adebayo, the General Manager of prosperous filling station, Isan-Ekiti, who was abducted by unknown gunmen numbering about eight(8) at about 1900hrs on Thursday, 8th April, 2021.
“It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the filling station through the bush on about six(6) motorcycles and started shooting sporadically before whisking the victim away.
“The Ekiti State Police Command, in addition to the rescue teams deployed, has contacted all the states bordering Ekiti State for possible assistance towards the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the perpetrators,” Abutu said.
He added that the Commissioner of Police implored anyone with useful information that could assist the Police to rescue the victim and apprehend the culprits to inform the nearest Police Station or call 08062335577.