A 47-year-old man, Mr Ayo Faseki, has been abducted by some gunmen in Uro Quarters of Ajowa town in the Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The victim, said to be a popular cattle dealer in the community, was reportedly kidnapped at his residence on Omuo Ekiti Road that day.
Speaking on the incident, the brother of the victim, Mr Tunde Faseki, said the bandits invaded the residence of his brother and started shooting continuously before taking his brother away.
Faseki, who was hit by a stray bullet, said, “I am receiving treatment at a clinic but I am more worried about the whereabouts of my brother which is still unknown.”
However, a family source said the hoodlums had contacted the family of the victim and demanded N15m ransom for his release.
The Ikare Police Area Commander, ACP Razak Rauf, said police would do everything possible to rescue the victim unhurt and arrest the perpetrators.
It was gathered that the military, police and other security agencies were already combing the forest around the town to rescue Faseki and arrest the perpetrators.