Abductors kidnap primary school teacher in Ekiti

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A teacher identified as Mr. Festus Olatunde Oke has been kidnapped at gun-point in Ise-Ikere road.

Our correspondent gathered that Oke was taken by the abductors at about 6pm by yet to be identified gunmen, who were said to have led him away into the forest.

It was gathered that Oke had visited Ado Ekiti from his station and was returning with his wife and mother, when the kidnappers intercepted them.

According to the source, the kidnappers collected the phones of his wife and mother and abandoned them in his Toyota Camry car in which he was travelling, and led Oke into the bush.

Sources at the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) secretariat in the state explained that the union had swung into action.

The Secretary of NUT in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Ajibade, confirmed the development, saying the Emure Local Government Wing of the NUT had confirmed that Mr. Oke was missing.

According to Ajibade, "we also got the news on Tuesday and we learnt that his Toyota Camry car was not taken away.

"His family members and all of us at the NUT are greatly worried, not just because he is a simple teacher, but also because the abductors have not contacted anyone, not even the family and his phone is switched off."

He said the union had reported the incident to the police in the state and explained that the police had assured that they would launch a manhunt for the abducted teacher.

Ajibade said "the police have been contacted and they assured that they would comb the area."

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police command, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, said the report had been brought to the police.

Adeyemi said: "The report of the abduction has been brought to us and we have begun investigations. Action is being taken for the safe release of the kidnap victim."

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