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Gunmen kidnap 8 persons from house in Ekiti, demand N50m ransom

Gunmen numbering seven have attacked a house in Ekiti state kidnapping eight people and demanding N50 million ransom from the family of the victims.

NewsWireNGR gathered the gunmen stormed the house at Itapaji Ekiti, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti state.

The house owner was reportedly preparing for his mother’s burial.

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“Occupants who were 14 were forcefully made to lie down as they came out of the house and were later taken away into the bush, but six of them escaped,” a source claimed.

“One of the family members got a call from the abductors and demanded for a ransom of N50m”, the eyewitness added.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident.

According to Abutu said: “The Command is working on that . Already a special police operatives, as well as the JTF, have been deployed in that axis to ensure they rescue the victims and for possible arrest of the culprits”.

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