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Again gunmen abduct travellers in Ondo

No fewer than five travellers were reportedly abducted by some gunmen in Oba Akoko , in the Akoko South -West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Friday .

According to a source, the victims were coming from Lagos State in Toyota Highlander and heading for Abuja , when they were snatched by the abductors .

This came barely a week after a couple were kidnapped at Akunnu town , in the Akoko North -East area of the state .

However , the Ondo State Police Command said it rescued three of the new kidnap victims on Saturday , while two others, who were abducted last week, were also freed.

The Public Relations Officer of the command , Mr. Femi Joseph , said policemen swung into action after being informed about the activities of the kidnappers .

He said “ We were able to rescue Moses Yakubu and Mark Shaibu , who were kidnapped while going for a wedding last week.

“ We also rescued three female, who were kidnapped last Friday on their way to Abuja . Efforts are ongoing to rescue the remaining victims . We are gradually closing in on the kidnappers . We are going to get them very soon . ”

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