Peter Dada, Akure
Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, on Wednesday, reportedly abducted an official of the Universal Basic Education Board, Abuja, at Auga Akoko in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The 45-year-old victim, identified as Femi Adesote, was said to be coming from Abuja with some members of his family when the hoodlums stopped their vehicle on the Kabba-Ikare Expressway and abducted him.
A source said the victim was travelling in company with his aged father and younger sister to Alade Idanre in Ondo State from Abuja in a BMW car with number plate, Abuja RSH 862 DV, when the kidnappers struck and took him away to an unknown destination.
The Divisional Police Officer, Ikare Division, Mr Adeniyi Agboola, who confirmed the incident, said he had mobilised his men to comb the Auga bush alongside other security agents in order to rescue the victim and arrest the perpetrators.
The Police Area Commander for Ikare Akoko, Mr Razak Rauf, gave an assurance that the victim would be rescued and the criminal elements would be flushed out of the Auga Forest.
As of the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of Adesote was unknown, while the abductors had yet to contact his family.