Gunmen kidnap ex-US soldier, kill one in Ekiti State

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Tragedy struck in Ekiti State after gunmen killed and abducted two others including a retired United States of America army officer, identified as Major Jide Ijadare.

The incident according to ThePunch, happened along Ijan Ekiti–Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Council area of Ekiti State on Tuesday.
It would be recalled that a few days ago, gunmen also killed Mr. David Jejelowo, in his house at Ado Ekiti, the State capital, who was a director in the Ekiti State Local Government Commission

According to sources, the gunmen numbering seven 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 another person whose identity could not be ascertained yet.

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 Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident 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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