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Bus Passengers Travelling To Akure Kidnapped On Owo Ikare Akoko Expressway In Ondo State

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August 29, 2017 – Bus Passengers Travelling To Akure Kidnapped On notorious Owo Ikare Akoko Expressway In Ondo State

Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped some passengers traveling on the notorious Owo-Ikare Akoko expressway in Ondo State.

The commuters were journeying through the main Oba road in the Akoko area of the state when they were waylaid by about six gunmen, according to Sahara Reporters.

The victims who were traveling to Akure, the state capital, were abducted on the bad portions of the deplorable road in a Nissan vehicle.

Several sources disclosed that among those victims abducted by the gunmen was a wife of a top local council officer in the state.

A road traffic officer in Akure with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who pleaded anonymity, tersely further confirmed the news sent to our reporter.

The officer said that about five travelers were abducted on Sunday evening on the bad portion of the road by the unknown gun-wielding men.

“About five of them (commuters) were kidnapped on the bad portion of the road on Sunday evening while traveling through the Oba Akoko Area,” he said.

He revealed that some family members of the victims have reported the kidnapping case to all the security agencies in the state for action.

Femi Joseph, the Spokesman of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), also confirmed the news when contacted by Sahara Reporters.

Mr. Joseph said the victims were taken inside the thick forest near the Akoko Road by the suspected kidnappers after their abduction.

He disclosed that the police swung into action immediately when the incident was reported to the security operatives.

“Yes, it was true and about four of them were abducted on the road yesterday (Sunday), but our boys have swung into action and have been combing the forests.

“You know the police cannot reveal its whole intelligence tactics mostly when it is dealing with a sensitive issue like a kidnap case.

“We are close to arresting the criminals, and I want to assure the family members of the victims to be free in giving the police more information on the case.

“Proper investigation has begun, and we shall ensure the safe return of these victims, but don’t forget that the police does not encourage any negotiations between the families and the criminals,” he said.

A Sahara Reporters correspondent reported that the Akoko Road has been a den for kidnappers in recent times with high profile cases of abduction reported on the road.

[Sahara Reporter]



  1. J. B. Hunter

    August 29, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    THE NIGERIAN Police is said to have been:
    1) Re-oganized
    2) Trained
    3) Fully equipped
    Let‘s see how they would prove these claims by getting this syndicate of Kidnappers BUSTED.
    I pray and hope for the safe return of all the victims to their respective families.

    I take a stroll…

  2. John Obature

    August 29, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    Poor nigerians how long will dis continue

  3. DB

    August 29, 2017 at 5:23 PM

    I pray they return to their loved ones safe and sound. This country……hmmmmm

  4. Lola O

    August 29, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    These heinous crimes will continue until every Nigerian learns to shun ill-gotten wealthy emergency billionaires with no visible means of income. The police are human and cannot be everywhere at every moment. People need to be more vigilant and pay attention to their surroundings, nefarious activities and suspicious behavior of their neighbors. Nigeria is one unique country that I believe God is wondering what to do with her? How can people kill others for rituals and expect their children and generations to end well in life? God is no respecter of persons and will visit everyone according to his/her handiwork in His own time. Evil doers flourish for a while and thereafter will surely face judgment.

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    August 29, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Current politicians should note that it is under their watch this country has become so unsafe for everybody and should do something to arrest the manace of extreme insecurity the nation faces from all angles. Now, even their beloved grand parents and other “ordinary” relatives are under threat so no escaping the fact. You and your immediate family might escape abroad but these other loved ones are still here and of course you yourselves are in Nigeria if only for the purpose of collecting your salaries and allowances. So do something!

  6. Mimia

    August 29, 2017 at 6:46 PM

    cost of living in nig. too high ,many youth has diverted in evil ways in other to make it quick,high university tuition fees,unemployment ammg youth is too high now etc pls God help this country

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