A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), James Ajulo, has been kidnapped by gunmen in Ondo State.
Ajulo is the chairman of the ruling occasion in Akungba-Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of the state.
He was reported to have been kidnapped at his residence in Ibaka Quarters of Akungba-Akoko city.
According to sources, the gunmen stormed Ajulo’s home shortly after his arrival from an outing and ransacked the residence earlier than taking the politician away in his automobile.
A file picture of James Ajulo.
A political affiliate of the sufferer defined that the abductors laid an ambush for Ajulo earlier than the incident.
He stated, “They ransacked his house and, thereafter, took him away in his own car. They used the Toyota Sienna car they came with as a backup to escape from the scene.
“They shot sporadically into the air to scare away residents to pave way for their escape from the town.”
According to him, the incident has since been reported on the Akungba-Akoko Police Division within the city.
The spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, has confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
He disclosed that investigation has commenced into the kidnapping and police detectives have been mobilised to the world with the goal of rescuing the sufferer.
Joseph appealed to the residents to not panic and guaranteed them of satisfactory safety of their lives and properties.