- The whereabouts of an APC chieftain, Ebenezer Busuyi, is currently unknown
- The police suspect that the politician may have been forcefully taken into the Ilawe-Erinjiyan forest
- Citizens have been advised by the police to be more security conscious
Unknown gunmen have abducted a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti state, Ebenezer Busuyi.
Busuyi, is a supervisor for agriculture in Ekiti West local government area.
The Nation reported that the politician was kidnapped on Thursday evening, April 22, along the Ilawe-Erinjiyan Ekiti road.
His vehicle was reported to have been abandoned beside the road while he was whisked away into the forest.
The spokesperson for the Ekiti police command, Sunday Abutu, disclosed that the police, Amotekun Corps and local hunters have launched a manhunt for the victim in the Ilawe-Erinjiyan forest, The Tribune reported.
''As I speak with you, our men and officers in partnership with the Amotekun Corps and local hunters are already in the bush searching for the victim.
“We won’t fold our arms and allow criminal gangs to hold Ekiti by the jugular, we are determined to redouble our efforts to make Ekiti safe from kidnappers.
“But we want our people to be security conscious. Let them report strange faces to the nearest police station for prompt action. This is the time for all of us to be watchful.''
Channels TV reported that Ortom alleged that the attitude of the Nigerian government towards the activities of armed herdsmen and bandits demonstrates complicity in the killings and kidnappings.
The governor also claimed that their actions and inactions have demonstrated that they accept what the suspects are doing.
Another report by Daily Nigerian indicates that armed bandits have shot dead three students of Greenfield University, who were recently abducted from their school premises.
The gunmen abducted the students during an attack on the private academic institution located along the Kaduna–Abuja highway in Chikun local government area of the state on the night of Tuesday, April 20.
This was revealed in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, the Kaduna state commissioner for internal security and home affairs, on Friday, April 23.