Weekend of Terror in Ondo as Gunmen kidnap Four Dealers, Two Footballers, other Travellers

By: Oluwatosin Adesola

Amidst growing cases of Coronavirus infections, four men who are timber dealers and a woman have been kidnapped at the boundary town of Ikakumo Akoko, near Akoko Edo local government area of Edo state .

One of them, Samuel Obadofin , is a native of Akunnu in Akoko northeast council area of Ondo State.

According to a community leader from Akunu Akoko, Mr Michael Bello, the men who were sawmillers were kidnapped from the forest where their timber lorry broke down .

The police area commander for Ikare Akoko Assistant commissioner of police Razak Rauf said the area of incident was not within the jurisdiction of Ondo state police command.

The regent of Akunu Akoko ,princess Tola Orogun expressed sadness over increasing rate of kidnap cases around Akunnu and appealed to authorities to save the community from such ugly development.


Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers were yesterday abducted two footballers plying their trade with clubs in the eastern part of the country.

The two footballers, Dayo Ojo and and Benjamin Iluyomade were said to have been abducted on the Benin-Akure highway at Ipele town in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

Ojo who plays for Enyimba Football Club in the country’s elite Nigerian Professional Football League, NPFL, and Iluyomade, a footballer with Abia Comets of the second-tier Nigeria National League, NNL were on their way to Akure, the Ondo State capital from the eastern part of the country when the gunmen struck.

The duo who were former players of Sunshine Stars of Akure embarked on the trip following the suspension of footballing activities in the country over the issue of Coronavirus in the country.

The details of how the duo were abducted were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.

Unconfirmed report says two travellers were also kidnapped in Ore axis of the state.

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