Gunmen kill one, abduct ex-US soldier in Ekiti

Armed gunmen killed a person and abducted two others, including a retired United States of America army officer, Major Jide Ijadare, along Ijan Ekiti – Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti , Gbonyin Council area of Ekiti State on Tuesday .

This came less than two days after gunmen killed a director in the Ekiti State Local Government Commission , Mr David Jejelowo , in his house at Ado Ekiti , the Ekiti State capital.

Sources said the gunmen invaded Ijadare’ s palm oil-producing factory located along the road and shot dead one person and as well took away the retired army officer and anoother person whose identity could not be ascertained yet .
A source said the bandits , numbering seven , invaded the factory , where they shot at a worker while making efforts to kidnap the retired army officer and the other victim .

The source said, “They shot one of the staff of the factory and killed him. They, thereafter , dragged Major Ijadare and the other staff into the car and zoomed off . ”
The Police Public Relations Officer , Ekiti Command , Mr Sunday Abutu , said , “ We can confirm to you that a retired US soldier was kidnapped around 2. 00 pm today ( Tuesday ) and one other .
“One person was also killed during the attack at a factory in Ijan Ekiti where the two persons were kidnapped.

“The police commissioner, Tunde Mobayo, has drafted policemen to the place . We are combing the bushes where they escaped. The long arms of the law will catch up with them and we will rescue the two persons . ”

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