Gunmen kill husband, abduct wife, daughter in Ekiti

A man in Ekiti State was reportedly killed by unmen on Friday evening while his wife and daughter abducted and taken to unknown destination.

The victim, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, was said to be travelling in company of his wife and daughter in a Lexus 330 Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) between Ewu-Ayetoro-Ekiti road in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State, when the gunmen rained bullets on his vehicle.

It was rumoured that there were five occupants in the vehicle, but the police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu said they were three.

A source said: “The man and the family were returning to their base when they were waylaid. The victim was shot in the head and chest.

“They didn’t take the vehicle, they only left the corpse of the man and other people in the vehicle were taken away.

“There was pool of blood inside the Jeep and this made people to suspect that those who did the work were kidnappers”.

Police Spokesman, Sunday Abutu, added that the sympathizers could not do much to save the victim, as he died on the spot.

“The report we got was that, the family was traveling along that root and suddenly some suspected gunmen fired gunshots at them, killing the husband and took away the wife and their daughter.

“The police have mobilised to the spot and combing the surrounding forests with other agencies like the Amotekun Corps, Nigeria n Security and Civil Defence Corps,local hunters and vigilance group.

“Killing and kidnaping are two evils all of us as patriotic citizens must join hands with security agencies to defeat.

“Those perpetrating these didn’t mean well for our country and we must all perceive them as enemies of this nation”, he said.



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