Kidnappers Abduct Navy Commander in Ondo, Demand N50m Ransom

A Naval Commander, whose identity is yet to be known, has been kidnapped on Owo-Ikare Akoko Road in Ondo state.

This is happening few days after an Army Captain was also abducted along Auga/Ikaramo Road in Akoko area of the

The naval officer was said to be travelling to Abuja when the gunmen suspected to be kidnappers emerged from the bush and abducted him around Ose/Oba Akoko axis of the road, in Akoko southwest Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The kidnappers, it was learnt were already asking for N50 million ransom to secure the release the military officer.

It was also gathered that an effort to rescue him by a military/police joint team is ongoing as forest around the scene of the incident is being combed.

It was gathered that the Commanding Officer of 323 Artillery Brigade Command, Akure, Bridg Gen Zakari Abubakar, had visited the scene of the incident to assess the situation.

The rate of kidnapping on the Owo/Akoko areas of ondo state despite many police check points has caused fear among travellers in the area.

Reacting, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro who confirmed the incident, said various tactical squads had been deployed to man the area.

The PPRO however enjoined all and sundry, especially travellers to be security conscious while on transit, adding that the job of effective crime prevention, detection and control is for everybody and not for the police alone.

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