Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped an army captain along Auga-Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
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The incident was confirmed by Tee-Leo Ikoro, the Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Police Command, on Wednesday.
According to Ikoro, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, the army officer – only identified as Captain Gana – was said to be on his way from Abuja to Ibadan when he was accosted by the gunmen, who abducted him in Auga-Akoko.
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“He was taken into a nearby bush and the abductors allowed him to call a relation who informed our men in the Ikare-Akoko division,” Ikoro told Channels Television.
“Unfortunately, before a team of police detectives got to the area, he had been moved away from the place, but his car was recovered by our men.”
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The Ondo police command spokesperson said Undie Adie, the Commissioner of Police in the state, has ordered a thorough search and rescue of the victim as soon as possible.
He appealed to the law-abiding residents of the state not to entertain any fear assuring them of adequate security of their lives and property.