A traditional head of Iku quarter, the Oniku of Iku quarters in Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello, and three other indigenes of the town have been abducted by unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The victims were kidnapped on Thursday night along Ago Panu axis on the Owo-Ikare highway.
Those kidnapped alongside the traditional chief were another chief in the community, Yeye Gbafinro, a former House of Assembly candidate for the Akoko North-East constituency and APC chieftain, Adeniran Adeyemo, as well as a community leader, Bashiru Adekile.
The incident is currently generating tension in the community.
The victims were said to be on transit to Ikare-Akoko from Akure, the State capital, when they were waylaid on the road.
The driver of the vehicle conveying the victims was machetted by the gunmen and is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Owo.
As at press time, the kidnappers had not been in touch with the victims’ families.
Meanwhile, the police command in the State was yet to react to the incident.