Olaleye Idowu

There was pandemonium in Ondo state yesterday as kidnappers attacked a woman, Name (withheld) where her two children were kidnapped alongside with car as Ondo state police command said it had started an investigation

Urban Express-News gathered the incident that happened near Leo Area of Akure, the state capital, at about 8.30 pm, specifically in front of the house of the victims, caught the family unaware

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, explained that there was an indication that the hoodlums had earlier snatched a car which they drove to where they attacked the woman.

Odunlami, who declined to disclose the identity of the victim in order not to hamper the ongoing investigation, said the men of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command had begun a search for the hoodlums.

She said, “We are already on the matter, investigation has begun. Our men at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit are already out to rescue the two kids and arrest the hoodlums and I’m assuring you that the kids will be rescued and the hoodlums would soon be arrested.”

An eyewitness said the woman was returning home in her Toyota Camry when the hoodlums struck and took away the car from her.

The eyewitness said, “The woman was going to her house in her car with two children. On getting to the gate of the house, she parked and came out of the vehicle to open her gate. It was then the boys came out from nowhere and entered into the car and drove away.”

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