Suspected bandits struck yesterday around 8.30am and abducted four persons while some victims sustained bullet injuries from gunshots at Idi Ayunre, Ibadan-Ijebu Ode road.
A source who doesn’t want his name mentioned said the abductors, numbering about 30, suddenly jumped on the road near a site, firing sporadically.
They were said to have stopped two vehicles approaching, and abducted four people.
He said further that only an elderly man was spared because he was visually impaired while the driver of the vehicle was also shot in his left arm.
Meanwhile, police operatives at Idi Ayunre, led by the Divisional Police Officer, in collaboration with local hunters and vigilante group, had since then stormed the forest in search of the kidnappers and their victims.
It was further gathered that the spared elderly man and the vehicle from which other occupants were abducted had been taken to Idi Ayunre police station, while the injured man had been taken to hospital to have the bullet removed.
Narrating his experience, the injured man said he was on his way to Ajah in Lagos State, when he had an encounter with the kidnappers.
According to him, the abductors, about 30 in number, suddenly came out and started shooting.
He said he would have been kidnapped if not that his car slides off the road while he was trying to flee.