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8 Travellers Kidnapped At Ita Ogbolu Akure Ondo State

travellers kidnapped ita ogbolu akure

8 Travellers Kidnapped At Ita Ogbolu Akure Ondo State

At least 8 travelers inside a bus from Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State to Akure, the Ondo State capital, were allegedly abducted on Tuesday at Ita Ogbolu.

The identities of the victims had not been ascertained as of the time of filing this report as they were said to have been whisked away to an unknown destination in the forest.

“The matter was reported at the Ita Ogbolu Police Division, but nobody knows their whereabouts till now,” a source stated.

However, the Ondo State Police Command said on Wednesday that only one person was abducted.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, who identified the victim as Felix Akinde, said the incident happened while the victim was travelling to Akure from Ado Ekiti.

The PPRO said in a statement that the abduction took place few metres away from the National Youth Service Corps farm in Ita Ogbolu, but noted that no serving corps member was involved in the incident.

He said, “A Toyota Previa space bus was driven by one Felix Akinde from Ikere Ekiti en route Akure yesterday (Tuesday) with only the driver inside. Around 4am on a spot close to the NYSC farm at Ita Ogbolu, the vehicle was blocked by suspected hoodlums, while the driver, who was the only occupant, was whisked away.

“The command has since begun investigation and is intensifying efforts to not only rescue the victim, but to also arrest the perpetrators.”

When contacted on the telephone, the state Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Mr Jacob Adebo, confirmed the incident but said the union did not have the details and the number of the victims.

He said;

“The driver of the bus, who was also kidnapped, is a member of the union but we are not certain about the number of his passengers or whether he had passengers or not.

“We have begun our investigation to know the unit and branch that the driver belongs to and to know the exact number of the victims.

“The security people have interrogated me on the matter. So, we have begun our investigation. We will let you know after we have concluded our investigation.”

Meanwhile, the NYSC in the state has debunked reports that a serving corps member was among the victims.

In a statement by the Public Relations Officer, NYSC in the state, Mr Bankole Simon, it urged the parents of corps members serving in the state not to panic.

The statement read in part, “The news is not only false, but also baseless and unfounded. The management, through the established procedure, can authoritatively tell the general public, especially parents and guardians, not to panic as all corps members serving in all the local governments in the state and those who are currently in camp at Ikare-Akoko are safe, sound and healthy.

“The management of the NYSC has put in place necessary machinery and effective measures to safeguard at all times the lives and properties of serving corps members.”



  1. Francesca Adjoa

    June 27, 2019 at 5:09 AM

    I was really worried at first until I saw dis post. I hope u are good. keep us posted

  2. Fifelomo

    June 27, 2019 at 5:11 AM

    This is to show that security issue in this country is minus zero.

    • Iron bar

      June 27, 2019 at 11:45 AM

      Not just minus zero but in critical condition..fulanis are part of it and may be worse than abj-kaduna road.when caught,they will do initial gra gra and release them.look at the ones caught by soldiers and their cows was a proof .
      They have invaded the south and the issue of every state adopting their own state state police will solve this madness.

  3. Darlington Iyke

    June 27, 2019 at 5:35 AM

    Am really worried about this country. Who else will deliver us now.

  4. Olaizo

    June 27, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Each state need ever ready helicopters, at least 3 each per state
    We can train our newly graduates students with good pay, I swear they will do it,
    Not Sars or any police ooo


    June 27, 2019 at 2:39 PM


  6. Jilo

    June 27, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    It amazes me when the government is run by some idiots who cannot govern their home let alone a State or a Country. All they know is how to steal money and hide it in foreign accounts.

    The issue of banditry in the South especially on our Federal highways lies solely on the state government. Buhari has nothing to do with this. If any Fulani man comes all the way from North and cross a state border to come and rob in the South, let him be dealt with in accordance with the state law not Federal law.

    After recoding their confessions on a tape, tie them up and give them mass execution. If the President then objected to that idea, that is when the state government will stand up and fight tooth and nail for the security of their people.

    After catching some few of them, you release them back into the street and making them go back to their group to lecture them on the strategy of how to escape being punished. Trust me, if we have been killing them, that message is sent right there that the area is a no go area. I have said this time without numbers, you have to kill to clear up crimes in our society.

    These bandits are either some miscreants from the south pretending to be Fulani Herdsmen or joint operations between some foolish southerners who knew the landscape of that area very well or all Fulani herdsmen which I really doubt because no Fulani man will come all the way from the North to come and become a terror in an environment he never knew without collaborating with some bastards from the south either way, I believe that the state government are not proactive enough to end this nightmare.

    • Amanda

      June 28, 2019 at 2:00 AM

      Welldone Jilo. Please talk sense in their head. Every wrong in the country is Buhari’s fault. I wonder what education they are getting. Yoruba leaders are busy looting money for themselves. If you think they care about their citizen think again. Why cant they set up standard state and local police with good salary and benefits to allow them to dop thier job instead of extorting money from citizens?.

      Leave Buhari alone. He is not the only man in the country. He alone cant do it. In many cases he needs senate approval to carry out a task.

    • Mon

      June 28, 2019 at 6:09 AM

      @Jilo, speaking as a very neutral guy who never read history, how Fulani came to this place we called Nigeria, from Hausas or Kanuris and continue spreading their tentacle everywhere as designed by the owner of Nigeria as a company, British.
      If you are thinking that this administration (FG) Fulani government has any other agenda than to authenticate Nigeria as their conquered territory, while the British reap every good thing, then think again.

  7. Ceecee

    June 28, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Really? A trip of less than one hour is equally not safe between Ekiti and Ondo. Shame on you two governors and your security meetings.

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