Categories

September 20, 2020

My News on Point

Daily News Update From Top News Blog Around The World | Your News on The Go

One Killed As Gunmen Abduct Former US Army Personnel In Ekiti State

1 min read

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday unleashed terror at Ijan Ekiti under Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State, killing a security guard. 

The hoodlums also abducted a retired United States military officer, Jide Ijadare, and one other person. 



Residents told journalists that Ijadare, a native of Ijan, was abducted at his oil-producing factory. 

The incident came less than 48 hours after gunmen killed David Jejelowo, Director of Administration at Ekiti State Local Government Service Commission. 

An eyewitness said that the assailants invaded the town in a commando-style. 

He said the gunmen numbering about seven came in a saloon car and shot an employee of Ijadare before he was taken away. 

“The gunmen came into the factory and started shooting at people before they kidnapped Major Ijadare into their vehicle,” the source said.

Police spokesperson in Ekiti, Mr Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the inciddnt, said the attack occurred around 2:00pm, noting that one person was killed in the process. 

He explained that officers from the command have been given the task to rescue the former US military officer and the other victims. 

“Our men are currently inside the bush combing everywhere and they currency working with the hunters to ensure the safe release of the victims,” he said.


Source link

Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us
  • Contribute to MyNewsonPoint - Register to become an author to contribute with your knowledge.
  • Send breaking news, releases, photos or videos of happenings around the world Us via
Live Updates COVID-19 CASES
  • World 31,208,148
    World
    Confirmed: 31,208,148
    Active: 7,432,036
    Recovered: 22,811,536
    Death: 964,576
  • USA 6,999,958
    USA
    Confirmed: 6,999,958
    Active: 2,550,136
    Recovered: 4,245,712
    Death: 204,110
  • UK 394,257
    UK
    Confirmed: 394,257
    Active: 352,480
    Recovered: ?
    Death: 41,777
  • Italy 298,156
    Italy
    Confirmed: 298,156
    Active: 44,098
    Recovered: 218,351
    Death: 35,707
  • Nigeria 57,242
    Nigeria
    Confirmed: 57,242
    Active: 7,575
    Recovered: 48,569
    Death: 1,098
  • Ghana 46,004
    Ghana
    Confirmed: 46,004
    Active: 554
    Recovered: 45,153
    Death: 297