Armed gunmen killed a person and abducted two others , including a retired United States of America army officer , Major Jide Ijadare , along Ijan Ekiti– Ise Ekiti Road in Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Council area of Ekiti State on Tuesday .
This came less than two days after gunmen killed a director in the Ekiti State Local Government Commission , Mr David Jejelowo , in his house at Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital .
Sources said the gunmen invaded Ijadare ’s palm oil -producing factory located along the road and shot dead one person and as well took away the retired army officer and anoother person whose identity could not be ascertained yet .
A source said the bandits , numbering seven , invaded the factory , where they shot at a worker while making efforts to kidnap the retired army officer and the other victim.
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The source said, “ They shot one of the staff of the factory and killed him . They , thereafter , dragged Major Ijadare and the other staff into the car and zoomed off . ” The Police Public Relations Officer , Ekiti Command, Mr Sunday Abutu , said, “ We can confirm to you that a retired US soldier was kidnapped around 2 .00 pm today ( Tuesday ) and one other .
“ One person was also killed during the attack at a factory in Ijan Ekiti where the two persons were kidnapped .
“ The police commissioner , Tunde Mobayo , has drafted policemen to the place . We are combing the bushes where they escaped. The long arms of the law will catch up with them and we will rescue the two persons.
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