Ise Ekiti in Ekiti State was thrown into turmoil Saturday morning as gunmen swooped on the town and abducted five people including a pastor
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the victims included one Pastor Ojo, his driver, Jimoh and three others.
They were said to be travelling in two vehicles on Ise Ekiti road in Ise/Orun Local Government Area of the state when they were abducted.
Spokesperson for the State Police Command, DSP Alberto Adeyemi, confirmed the incident.
He said two of the victims had been released, and the police were on the trail of the hoodlums to rescue the remaining three persons.
Adeyemi urged residents to help the police with useful information to track down criminals in the state.
NAN reports that kidnappers on Friday night released the state Administrative Secretary of INEC, Dr Muslim Omoleke, who was abducted in Iwaraja, Osun State.