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Gunmen abduct father, children, going to church crusade, demand N4m ransom

A father, two children as well as their cousin have been abducted by kidnappers in Ondo State.

The family of four were kidnapped at Iju-Itagbolu community in Akure North Local Government Area of the state.

The victims were said to have been abducted by the gunmen while on their way from Ado Ekiti to attend a church crusade in Akure, the state capital.

The four victims were travelling in a blue space bus with three other passengers, when the gunmen who shot sporadically in the air forced them to stop them.

With the three other occupants of the vehicle escaping from the scene, the other victims were not lucky as they were matched into the bush by their abductors.

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Meanwhile, the suspected kidnappers were said to have demanded N1m ransom for each of the victims.

When contacted, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in the State, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami said that it was yet to be ascertained whether the incident happened within Ondo or Ekiti State part.

The PPRO, however, said that investigation had begun into the incident.

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