Commotion as unknown gunmen open fire on travellers in Ekiti

Commotion as unknown gunmen open fire on travellers in Ekiti

- The Ekiti police command has reacted to a gun attack on travellers in the state

- The driver of the vehicle was able to manoeuver his way from his attackers

- No arrest have been made over the incident

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Unknown gunmen have opened fire on a vehicle conveying passengers in Ekiti state, killing a traveller in the attack.

The attack was said to have occurred along the Ikere-Ekiti and Iju a boundary town in Ondo state on Saturday, March 13, according to spokesman of the police command in Ekiti, Sunday Abutu.

Commotion in Ekiti as gunmen open fire on travellers in Ekiti
A policeman sits on a police armored vehicle with a gun in Ikeja district in Lagos, Nigeria, Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola
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The Cable reported that polie said the driver of the vehicle reported the gun attack to the Ilupeju-Ikere divisional police headquarters in Ekiti.

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The police spokesperson explaianed that:

“The driver accounted that he was brave enough to have speedily escaped with his passengers from the scene but in the process, one of the passengers was unfortunately hit by a bullet and was rushed to General Hospital, Ikere-Ekiti where he later died.
“The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police implores everyone in the State not to panic as the Command shall join force with Ondo State Police Command to ensure that the perpetrators are made to face the full wrath of the law.''

Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government has confirmed the abduction of pupils and teachers in Birnin Gwari local government area of the state on Monday, March 15.

This is contained in a statement released by the state's commissioner of internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.

The statement cited preliminary reports as indicating that the incident occurred at an LEA Primary School in the local government area.

In another report, alihu Tanko Yakasai, a former media aide to Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has again criticised the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration's handling of the nation's security challenges, especially the rising cases of school abductions.

On Saturday, March 13, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu issued a statement indicating that President Buhari has issued "a stern warning" to bandits behind school abductions, saying the country will not allow the destruction of the school system.

However, reacting to the statement on Twitter, Yakasai who was recently sacked for making a statement termed critical to the Buhari administration said the presidency is confusing bandits with conflicting ultimatums.

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.


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