Three construction workers rehabilitating Ikaram to Akunnu Akoko road, have been abducted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Akunnu in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
The three men were rounded up by a gang of six men who whisked them into the forest around 6pm while closing for the day’s work on Tuesday, April 20.
The workers were said to be engaged by a construction company engaged by the state government for the construction of the 16.2km Akunnu/ Ikaram/ Oke-Agbe road which had been abandoned for over 18 years.
No ransom has been demanded by the kidnappers, as they have not made contact with the management of the construction company or the families of the victims.
Confirming the abduction, the state police public relations officer, Tee Leo Ikoro, said
“The Commissioner of Police, Bolaji Salami, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the incident and ordered the deployment of a tactical team to the area so that they would not come back to repeat the same incident. We want to assure the people of the area that the Police is on top of the situation. The people should go back to their normal businesses. Our men have taken over the area and with no time, the hoodlums would be arrested and prosecuted.”