Dare-devil gunmen, numbering about six on Tuesday at about 14.00 hours stormed a palm oil production factory in Ijan-Ekiti, Gbiyin Council area of Ekiti State and kidnapped the owner, Jide Ijadare, a retired Major in the US army. At the end of the operation, a staff of the company died in the process while scores sustained various degrees of injuries.
An eye witness who prefered to remain anonymous narrated how it happened: “They came into the factory with guns and started shooting sporadically. 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 to unknown destination”.
Another source disclosed that the arm-wielding attackers absconded through Ise Ekiti road.
Reacting to the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Sunday Abutu confirmed the development.
Abutu said one person was killed during the abduction.
“We can confirm to you that a retired US soldier was kidnapped around 2:00pm Tuesday and one other.
“One person was also killed during the attack at a factory in Ijan Ekiti where the two persons were kidnapped.