Teacher kidnapped by unknown gunmen

One Festus Olatunde Oke has reportedly been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ekiti state.

Gunmen (Illustration)

Punch reports that the Victim had visited Ado-Ekiti from his station, and was on his way back with his wife and mother when they were attacked.

An undisclosed source told Punch that the kidnappers collected the phones belonging to the wife and mother of the victim, leaving them in the Toyota Camry vehicle they had been traveling in and led Oke into the bush.

According to sources at the Nigeria Union of Teachers, (NUT) in the state, the news only reached the union's secretariat on Tuesday, March 23, 2017, after which it immediately began all efforts to retrieve the victim.

Confirming the development, the Secretary of NUT in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Ajibade, said, “We also got the news on Tuesday and we learnt that his Toyota Camry car was not taken away.

“His family members and all of us at the NUT are greatly worried, not just because he is a simple teacher, but also because the abductors have not contacted anyone, not even the family and his phone is switched off.

“The police have been contacted and they assured that they would comb the area.”

Punch also reports that the Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, has confirmed that the report has been brought to the police.

“The report of the abduction has been brought to us and we have begun investigations. Action is being taken for the safe release of the kidnap victim.”

We pray for speedy recovery for Oke, as the police have begun to search for him in earnest.

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