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Abductors of two children in Ondo demand N10 million as ransom

The abductors of two pupils in front of their residence in Akure, the Ondo State capital, have demanded a ransom of N10 million.

Newsmen had reported that some men suspected to be gunmen on Friday evening attacked a middle-aged woman (name withheld) when she stepped down to open the gate to their residence, and snatched her car and went away with kids inside the car at Leo area, in Akure South Local Government Area of the state.

Family sources said the kidnappers are yet to reduce the ransom four days after the ugly incident.

The Ondo Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ms. Fumilayo Odunlami, said “the woman’s vehicle was recovered along Ado road but the anti-kidnapping session is working on rescuing the kids.”

Odunlami said that “another car with three occupants suddenly drove up to her. Some of the occupants collected her car keys and drove her car away with the kids inside.”

According to an eyewitness, the victim was said to have been returning home with a Toyota Camry when the hoodlums struck and took away the car from her.

The eyewitness said: “ The woman was going to her house with his car and 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 the car away.

“All efforts made by some commercial motorcyclists in the to chase and stop the car was unsuccessful as they took the car and the kids in it to an unknown destination.”

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