Gunmen at the weekend kidnapped three people along Isinbode-Ode road in Isinbode-Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The Nation gathered that the gun-wielding assailants invaded a Sawmill located along the route and dispossessed the workers of their personal belongings and abducted two at the scene.
The source who confided in our reporter revealed that after the operation, the kidnappers numbering 10 had waylaid a Hilux van conveying a top government official and rained bullet on the vehicle and one of the occupants was kidnapped.
“The hoodlums stormed a sawmill in the area where they dispossessed traders and workers of their money and valuables while two persons, a man and a woman were abducted.
“While the criminals were fleeing the community, a Hilux van conveying a senior officer of a government agency was attacked in which the driver was shot.
“The driver of the Hilux was hit by bullets forcing him to wait on the highway , this led to the kidnap of the unknown top government’s functionary”, the source stated.
When contacted, the Ekiti State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, disclosing that one of the abductors had escaped from captivity.
Abutu said the kidnappers are now left with two persons, including the senior civil servant.
The police spokesperson added that the police were on the trail of the criminals, promising that the captives shall be freed unhurt.
Abutu disclosed that the shot driver has been rescued to a hospital where he is currently receiving medical treatment.