An officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has been killed by suspected gunmen along Oke AkoAjowa Road in the Ajoni Local Council Development Area of Ekiti State, and abducted others.
A source in the community said “the officer, who was travelling from Ado Ekiti to his home town, was attacked in his vehicle and shot dead while the gunmen kidnapped his younger brother and two children with him in the car.
Another source, “who said hunters in the neighbouring communities had started combing the bush for possibility of apprehending the gunmen and setting the captives free, said, “As I speak with you, those kidnapped are still with them in the bush.
“The NSCDC officer was shot dead in the car. Other persons were taken away, Some people say those with the gunmen are two, others say three persons were kidnapped. To the best of my knowledge, the kidnappers are yet to make contact or demand ransom,” he said.
Tolu Afolabi, the NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, who confirmed the incident, said, “We lost one of our officers. We were told he was shot en route the town and unconfirmed reports have it that two of his brothers were abducted. We are still waiting for reliable information.
“Meanwhile, the investigation of the state command will begin this night. What is confirmed right now is that we lost him,” Afolabi said.