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Gunmen abduct Ekiti Commissioner, shoot councillor dead

Gunmen have reportedly abducted the Commissioner for Agriculture in Ekiti State, Folorunso Olabode and shot dead a councillor who was with him.

The Nation quoted TVC news, as saying on Sunday evening in Ekiti that the kidnap and murder took place between Isan and Iludun-Ekiti area of the State.

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However, the Ekiti State Government, in a statement confirmed the abduction of the commissioner.

It said Olabode, was kidnapped by suspected bandits at about 7:00pm on Sunday April 26, 2020 on his way from Ado-Ekiti to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti, Ilejemeje LGA of Ekiti State.

“From initial reports, the kidnappers shot one person in his entourage, the driver of the vehicle, a serving Councillor, in the ensuing fracas,” Aare Muyiwa Olumilua, Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation said in the statement.

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The statement said Governor Kayode Fayemi has mandated the security agencies in the State to ensure their prompt and safe release, while assuring residents that adequate measures were ongoing, to maintain the peace and security of the State.

“He promised that all perpetrators of this and any crime would be brought to book.

“The Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Amba Asuquo, has confirmed that a team has already been dispatched, and are on the trail of the abductors, with a view to securing their release,” the statement said.

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