- The activities of some gunmen in Ekiti on Tuesday, September 15, registered terror in the minds of residents
- The criminals shot dead at least one person and kidnapped a retired former US army officer, Major Jide Ijadare
- Eyewitness claim that the attack took place along the Ijan Ekiti–Ise Ekiti Road in the state
A group of armed criminals on Tuesday, September 15, killed a person and kidnapped Major Jide Ijadare, a retired army officer of the United States of America (USA).
Eyewitnesses claim that the well-planned attack took place along the along Ijan Ekiti–Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin council area of Ekiti.
Confirming the worrisome development, Sunday Abutu, the spokesman of the police command in the state, disclosed that the kidnap and killing took place in the afternoon of Tuesday, The Nation reports.
In his report, Abutu revealed: “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.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a former Senate minority leader in Ekiti, Biodun Olujimi, had predicted what would ruin the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Olujimi said that until the leadership of the PDP at the national level deals with the issue of injustice, the state chapter of the party would remain doomed to failure.
She alleged that illegality that characterised the congresses in state and wards had ruined the Ekiti PDP.
In light of this, the senator vowed to continue in her struggle alongside some other bigwigs to revive the party and reposition it for victory ahead of the poll.
The outspoken lawmaker lamented: “We are where we are today as a result of the dictatorial nature and selfish interest of one man who sees himself as the alpha and omega of the party.
“But vast majority of party members across the 16 local government areas of Ekiti are ready to change the order and give everyone a sense of belonging in the management of the party. No one should be left out in the decision-making process."
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