Gunmen raid Ekiti community, four feared abducted

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By Rasaq Ibrahim, Ado-Ekiti

Gunmen on Tuesday night invaded a popular hotel in Ayetoro-Ekiti in IdoOsi local government area of Ekiti state and reportedly kidnapped four persons.

It was gathered the attackers, numbering 30 on motorcycles, invaded the hotel in a commando-like manner around 9:30pm.

A community source told The Nation the bandits came into the community through Ewu-Ekiti, a neighbouring town.

He explained they shot sporadically and shot a staff of the hotel in the arm and kidnapped three others.

He said: “The guards with the hotel received machete wounds severally on his head from the gunmen and now in critical condition at the hospital.”

The Ekiti Police Public Relations officer, ASP Sunday Abutu promised to get back on details of the incident but was yet to do as at the time of filing this report.

But Ekiti commander of Amotekun corps, Brig. Joe Komolafe (rtd), confirmed the incident.

He however said he was not aware that four persons were kidnapped.

Komolafe explained investigation by his men showed that security guards attached to the hotel was wounded while a lady was raped.


“When we got the distress call last night at about 9:30pm. We drafted about our men to the hotel but on getting there the attackers have had left. The information we got is that a lady was raped and also the security guard was wounded but i don’t know anything about any abduction,” he said.


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