Police in Ekiti State on Saturday confirmed a gun attack on travellers in the state on Friday night.
Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, disclosed in Ado-Ekiti, saying that the gunmen, suspected to be killer herdsmen, shot dead the driver of the vehicle, a LEXUS 330 SUV.
They took the two other occupants of the vehicle away, he added.
The attack took place between Ewu-Ekiti and Aiyetoro-Ekiti, neighbouring communities in Ilejemeje and Ido/Osi Local Government Areas of Ekiti State.
According to ASP Abutu, the police, in conjunction with local hunters and operatives of Amotekun Corps, were already combing the forest around the area to rescue the victims and arrest the gunmen.
The vehicle, with registration number LAGOS KRD 264 GV, was left at the scene, facing the bush.
The identities of the victims had not been ascertained at the time of publishing this report, but they were said to be returning from a social function in the area.
Friday’s incident occurred four days after gunmen also suspected to be criminal herdsmen shot and killed a man named Ademola Afolayan on a poultry farm in Ikere-Ekiti on Monday, August 2 at about 5 p.m.
Also, former Ekiti State Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Clement Adekola, escaped death by the whiskers when his vehicle was attacked on Tuesday, August 3, also at about 5 p.m.
The gunmen opened fire on Adekola’s vehicle as he was traveling along Ikere-Igbara Odo Road, in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
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