Petrol station manager abducted by gunmen in Ekiti

Gunmen numbering about eight struck at a petrol station at Isan Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State on Thursday evening and abducted its manager, Mr Itakorodo Adebayo.

Sources said the gunmen, who rode on motorcycles, invaded the petrol station, shot sporadically, and forcibly took away the victim.

The Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Police Command, Tunde Mobayo, who confirmed the abduction, said that the law enforcement agents had begun the search for the victim and the abductors.

Mobayo, in a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer for the Command, Sunday Abutu, titled, ‘Isan Abduction: Ekiti State Police Command Deploys Rescue Team’, said, “A team of police operatives and detectives including the Amotekun Corps and the local hunters have been deployed to rigorously comb the bushes and the forests across the state to ensure the rescue of the victim.

“The Ekiti State Police Command, in addition to the rescue teams deployed, has contacted all the states bordering Ekiti State for possible assistance towards the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the perpetrators.”

The Commissioner of Police implored anyone with useful information that could assist the police to rescue the victim and apprehend the culprits to inform the nearest police station or call 08062335577.

“Adebayo was abducted at Isan Ekiti at about 7pm on Thursday by unknown gunmen numbering about eight who stormed the filling station through the bush on about six motorcycles and started shooting sporadically before whisking the victim away,” the police added.

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