Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has reacted to abduction of the Commissioner for Agriculture in state, Folorunso Olabode, by some unknown gunmen.
A councillor of Ilejemeje local government area of the state who was with the commissioner at the time if the abduction, was shot dead on the spot.
It was gathered the incident took place between Isan and Iludun-Ekiti area of the State on Sunday evening.
Muyiwa Olumilua, commissioner for information and values orientation, confirmed the incident, saying a security team was on the trail of the kidnappers.
“The Government of Ekiti State hereby confirms the abduction of the Honorable Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Folorunso Olabode, by suspected bandits at about 7:00pm on Sunday April 26, 2020 on his way from Ado-Ekiti to his hometown in Iye-Ekiti, Ilejemeje LGA of Ekiti State,” he said.
“From initial reports, the kidnappers shot one person in his entourage, the driver of the vehicle, a serving Councillor, in the ensuing fracas.
Governor Fayemi has mandated the security agencies in the State to ensure their prompt and safe release, while assuring residents that adequate measures are ongoing, to maintain the peace and security of the State.
The governor also promised that all perpetrators of this and any crime will be brought to book.
The Commissioner for Police in Ekiti State, Amba Asuquo, has confirmed that a team has already been dispatched, and are on the trail of the abductors, with a view to securing their release.
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had reported how a 400-Level student was shot inside exam hall at Kogi State University by two unknown gunmen on a motorcycle.