Unknown gunmen have killed a yet to be identified man and abducted his wife and daughter in Ekiti State.
The deceased was said to be travelling in company of his wife and daughter in a Lexus 330 SUV when the gunmen attacked them around Ewu-Ayetoro-Ekiti road in Ido/Osi Local Government Area, on Saturday.
An witness said the man and his family members were returning to their base when they were waylaid. He was shot in the head and chest. The attackers didn’t take the vehicle, but left the man’s corpse and took other people away.
Confirming the incident, the police spokesman in the state, Sunday Abutu, said:“The report we got was that the family was travelling along that route, and suddenly, some gunmen fired gunshots at them, killing the husband and took away the wife and their daughter.”
He said the police had mobilised to the spot and currently combing the surrounding forests with other agencies like the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Amotekun Corps, local hunters and vigilante group to rescue the victims.