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 Gunmen on prowl in Ondo, kidnap nine passengers

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File photo: Boko Haram militants
By Ayodele Oni, Akure
A Toyota Sienna space bus loaded with nine passengers has been hijacked by suspected kidnappers with the travellers held hostage.

It was gathered that the passengers were heading to Lagos from Abuja but ran to an ambush by the kidnappers, suspected to be herdsmen at Isua area in Akoko south east local government area of Ondo State.

While confirming the incident, the state Police spokesman, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, said one of the victims has been rescued.

A family member of one of the victims, confirmed that the kidnappers have established contact and that they were demanding for N100 million.

However, the state police command has assured that with the cooperation of local hunters and members of vigilante groups, they will be rescued.

The highways in Akoko area of Ondo state have become  nightmare for travellers of recent due to the menace of kidnappers.

It was gathered that not less than five persons including military personnel, had been kidnapped by gunmen in the area in the last two months.

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