bout 50 wedding guests have been reportedly abducted by gunmen in an attack on vehicles on Sokoto-Gusau Road.
This was as four farmers including three males and a female, residing at Elegbeka community near Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, were reportedly abducted too.
On the Sokoto-Gusau Road kidnap, TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) gathered that The commuters were returning from a wedding in Tambuwal, Sokoto State, on Saturday evening when the assailants attacked them.
The gunmen attacked a coaster bus and one other vehicle conveying the wedding guests as well as two private vehicles.
Lawal Ja’o, a passenger who escaped from the assailants, said the attack occurred around Dogon Awo in Tureta council of Sokoto State.
“We started hearing the sound of gunshots before the first vehicle was hit,” he said, adding that over 50 people were whisked away.
“We kept hearing the voices and screams of our colleagues and friends but there was nothing we could do. After we heard the arrival of security men, we came out of the bush and identified ourselves,” Ja’o as said.
Another passenger, Jabiru Shehu, explained that, “we met four empty vehicles with some belongings including a phone and some travelling bags. We were there when some policemen from Tureta arrived at the scene.
“From what I heard, there were more than 50 people with the bandits because we were there also when some of the travellers who ran into the bush returned to the main road.”
In a similar development, the farmers were said to have been abducted in the early hours of Saturday.
They were reportedly going to the Akoko area of the state when they were seized and taken away by gunmen.
Sources said the abductors have contacted families of the victims and demanded N4m naira for each of them.
The sources said there was exchange of gunfire between local hunters and some herders at Idogun.
The hunters were joined by their counterparts from Idoani, Ipesi and Ifira.