Three construction workers have been kidnapped along Ikaramu-Akunnu Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Tuesday evening by some gunmen.
It was gathered that the construction workers, whose identities have not been revealed at the time of filing this report, were working at the ongoing rehabilitation of Ikaramu-Akunnu road when the hoodlums struck and whisked them to an unknown destination.
The incident was said to have caused panic among the residents of the agrarian communities.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident, saying an investigation had commenced into it.
“Our men are already in the area to rescue the victims,” the PPRO stated.
The traditional ruler of Ikaram, Oba Andrew Momodu, in a reaction, confirmed that the workers were kidnapped after they closed for the day’s job.
According to him, the hoodlums struck when the expatriate contractor handling the project had just left with his policemen.
The monarch appealed for more security men to comb the forest for a rescue operation.
Similarly, the Alauga of Auga Akoko, Oba Samuel Agunloye, added, “The incessant kidnapping and other criminal acts are now worrisome in the area.”
It was gathered that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Okeagbe Akoko, Ade Akinwande, has led other officers to comb the forest in an effort to get the hoodlums and secure the release of the victims.