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Gunmen abduct petrol dealer in Ekit

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The police in Ekiti say a petrol dealer, Adebayo Itakorode, has been abducted by gunmen at Isan Ekiti in Oye Local Government of the state.

The police spokesman in Ekiti, Sunday Abutu told reporters on Friday in Ado Ekiti that Mr Itakorode was abducted on Thursday night.

Mr Itakorode’s abduction is coming a few weeks after another petrol dealer and chieftain of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Suleiman Akinbami, was kidnapped by gunmen in Ado Ekiti.


Mr Akinbami was released somewhere in Kogi State after paying an undisclosed ransom.

Mr Abutu said the gunmen, riding motorcycles, stormed Prosperous Filling Station and opened gunfire sporadically before abducting Mr Itakorode.

According to him, a team of police detectives, members of the Amotekun Corps and local hunters are on the trail of the abductors.

“The command has also contacted all the states bordering Ekiti over the incident,” Mr Abutu said.


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