On Thursday evening, gunmen reportedly kidnapped five people along Auga-Ise Road in Ondo State’s Akoko East Local Government Area.
The victims include the principal of the Auga Community Grammar School, Joshua Adeyemi; the Vice Principal, Ifedayo Yesufu; a teacher of the school, Mrs. Oloyede Bukola; as well as two NPower teachers in the school; Adagunodo Funmilayo and Mrs. Blessing Okeke.
According to a source, the five victims were in a Toyota Corolla car with registration no LSD 297 AH when the hoodlums accosted them on the road and abducted them into the forest.
However, it was gathered that one of the victims, Blessing Okeke, who was pregnant was released following her condition but the rest were still in the custody of the bandits.
The wife of the abducted school principal, Hellen Adeyemi, said it was Okeke that broke the news to her saying her husband’s vehicle was abandoned on the spot where they were kidnapped.
Adeyemi, as at the time of filing this report, said the kidnappers had not contacted the family on ransom.
Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer for Ikare Division, Oladutoye Akinwande disclosed that police had removed the abandoned car while his men had commenced combing the forest to apprehend the criminals and free the victims.