Suspected gunmen have kidnapped a school principal, Joshua Adeyemi ,alongside four other persons on the Auga/Ise-Akoko Road in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Adeyemi, the principal of Auga Community Grammar School, was abducted together with his vice, Ifedayo Yesufu, and three other teachers in the school at gunpoint.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon as the victims, who were travelling in a Toyota Corolla, were rounded up and taken into the forest by the attackers, said sources.
It was gathered that one of the victims – a pregnant lady – Blessing Okeke, was released by the abductors due to her condition after she had trekked for over one hour in the forest.
Okeke was said to have alerted the families of the victims who then reported the incident to the police.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson of Ondo State Police Command, DSP Funmilayo Odunlami, who also confirmed the incident in a telephone chat with Channels Television correspondent, said a team of policemen has since been deployed to the area.
She said the team is combing the forest and the entire vicinity to rescue the remaining four victims and apprehend the kidnappers.
Gunmen kidnapped a school principal