The Ekiti State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of a farmer identified as Jimoh Olodan, by unknown gunmen at Iyemero Ekiti, Ikole local government area of Ekiti State.
The incident was confirmed on Saturday by the state police command, Sunday Abutu who said that police operatives had been deployed to the area to rescue the farmer.
“We got the report on Saturday afternoon and our operatives have been detailed to the area to get facts on the abduction and immediate action. We heard it happened late on Friday.”
Residents of the community told journalists on Saturday that an 18-man gang invaded a farm settlement and shot sporadically before whisking the victim to an unknown destination.