Ekiti State police command on Monday confirmed the abduction of a petroleum products dealer in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami.
Akinbami was kidnapped by gunmen at his petrol station located along Ado-Ijan-Ikare Road, Ado-Ekiti, on Sunday night.
Command spokesman ASP Abutu Sunday said that policemen, operatives of Amotekun, and others had begun a search for the victim and the bandits.
“At about 2105hours on Sunday, one Mrs Mariam Akinbami came to Odo-Ado Divisional Police Headquarters and reported that her husband, Alhaji Suleiman Akinbami was kidnapped at the premise of his Petrol Station along Ijan/Ado Road at about 2030hrs on the same date.
“According to her, four unknown men quietly approached the husband, ordered him into his Toyota Jeep and whisked him away to an unknown destination.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer led his team to the scene, but the abductors had already gone.
“The command has deployed a Special Team of Policemen to be assisted by the Amotekun Corps, the local hunters, and the vigilantes to comb the bush for possible tracking of the suspects and the release of the victim.”
Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo assured the residents that his men will do their best to ensure the rescue of the victims and the arrest of the abductors.