- A chieftain of the ruling APC in Ondo state has been kidnapped
- James Ajulo, chairman of the APC in Akoko southwest local government area of the state, was kidnapped at his residence
- A political associate of the victim explained that the kidnappers laid an ambush for Ajulo before the incident
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), James Ajulo, has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Ondo state.
Ajulo who is the chairman of the APC in Akungba-Akoko in Akoko southwest local government area of the state, was reported to have been kidnapped at his residence in Ibaka quarters of Akungba-Akoko town.
The gunmen stormed Ajulo’s house shortly after his arrival from an outing and ransacked the apartment before taking the politician away in his car.
A political associate of the victim explained that the kidnappers laid an ambush for Ajulo before the incident.
His words: “They ransacked his house and, thereafter, took him away in his own car. They used the Toyota Sienna car they came with as a backup to escape from the scene.
“They shot sporadically into the air to scare away residents to pave way for their escape from the town.”
The spokesperson for the Ondo state police command, Femi Joseph, has confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
He disclosed that investigation has commenced into the abduction and police detectives have been mobilised to the area with the aim of rescuing the victim.
Similarly, unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted five persons in Gassol local government area of Taraba state recently.
The incident occurred between Sabongida to WuroJam in Gassol local government area of the state on Wednesday, January 1.
An eye witness quoted in the report, Musa Sabongida, said the victims were abducted at a bush while returning from a neighbouring town around 5 pm.
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