A teacher identified as Mr. Festus Olatunde Oke has been kidnapped by gunmen on Monday, along Ise-Ikere road as he returned from work.
It was learnt that Oke had visited Ado Ekiti from his station and was returning with his wife and mother, when the gunmen intercepted them.
A source said the kidnappers collected the mobile phones of his wife and mother and abandoned them in his Toyota Camry car in which they were travelling, before leading Oke into the bush.
Sources at the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), in the state explained that the news got to the secretariat of the union on Tuesday and that the union had swung into action.
The Secretary of NUT in the state, Mr. Olugbenga Ajibade, confirmed the development.
“We also got the news on Tuesday and we learnt that his Toyota Camry car was not taken away.
“His family members and all of us at the NUT are greatly worried, not just because he is a simple teacher, but also because the abductors have not contacted anyone, not even the family and his phone is switched off.
“The police have been contacted and they assured that they would comb the area.”
When contacted, the Ekiti Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alberto Adeyemi, said the report had been brought to the police.
“The report of the abduction has been brought to us and we have begun investigations. Action is being taken for the safe release of the kidnap victim.”