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Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped no fewer than 18 travellers in Ondo State.
Africa Daily News, New York gathered that the victims were abducted on Wednesday night along the Ifira-Akoko/Idoani road in Akoko South East Local Government Area of the state.
The abductors were said to have fired gunshots into the air to scare the passengers before taking them into a nearby forest.
The Commander of Ondo State Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, confirmed the incident to reporters on Thursday.
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Adeleye, however, said 14 of the victims have been rescued by men of the agency while efforts are ongoing to rescue the rest.
The police have yet to confirm the incident at the time of writing.
Kidnap has become a worrisome trend in the southwest in recent times.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK