Unknown gunmen on Saturday abducted three travellers at Auga Akoko on the Kabba-Ise Akoko Expressway in the Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Before now, cases of kidnapping had reduced in the Auga-Ise- Akoko area after some suspected kidnappers were arrested in Edo State recently.
According to a source, the victims, who were men and whose identities had not been ascertained as of press time, were abducted fromtheir Toyota Corolla car and a Mitsubishi pick-up van, while travelling on the highway.
The source said the kidnappers stopped the vehicles and picked three of the occupants and marched them into the forest.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and said the personnel of the command were already on the trail of the hoodlums in order to rescue the victims unhurt.
“While investigation has commenced, our men are already in the bush to rescue the victims and arrest the bandits. We will surely get them,” the PPRO stated.
The monarch of Auga Akoko, Oba Samuel Agunloye, who decried the level of insecurity in the state, said the only way to eradicate the menace of kidnapping in the area was for the Nigerian Army to establish a formation there in addition to police outposts.