Gunmen kidnap twins, one other in Ekiti, demand N22m

Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted three men, including a set of twins, on the Aramoko-Efon Road in Ekiti State.

The victims, Taiwo and Kehinde Olowoafara and the General Secretary of Christ’s School Alumni Association, Ado Ekiti, Mr Ayo Oladele, were said to be travelling on the road at different times.

A family source, who said the abductors of the twins had contacted the family, said they were demanding N6m for each of their victims.

The Oladele family said the gunmen had also requested N10m ransom before Ayo could regain his freedom.

The victims’ families said they could not ascertain where their sons had been taken to.

The notoriety of the Aramoko-Erio-Efon-Iwaraja Road as a base for armed robbers and kidnappers led to the drafting of military personnel to the area last year to comb the forest for criminals.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Caleb Ikechukwu, confirmed that the abduction had been reported to the police and that the command was making necessary efforts to ensure that the victims regained their freedom.
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