By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N30 million to release Engineer Ayo Alabi, one of the nine persons abducted at Eleyin village between Oke-Onigbin and Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government area of Kwara State last Saturday.
It was gathered that the kidnappers got in touch with a friend of the victim, Mr. Williams Owolabi on Sunday night and demanded the N30 million ransom to secure his release.
Alabi was returning from a funeral held at Osi in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state on Saturday evening when six armed men emerged from the bush and ordered the seven people in a Sienna bus to the bush.
Also, a car being driven by a pastor and his wife was intercepted by gunmen at Ekan meje/Ekiti axis in Kwara South.
However, the police in a gun battle have been able to rescue four out of the seven victims in the Sienna bus while the kidnappers escaped with the remaining three passengers .
The spokesman of the state Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the two kidnapped cases said some arrests have been made and police patrols have been intensified across the state.