Some gunmen suspected to be kidnappers reportedly attacked travellers in Ekiti State on Friday night.
It was gathered that the attack took place between Ewu-Ekiti and Aiyetoro-Ekiti, neighbouring communities in Ilejemeje and Ido/Osi Local Government Areas of the state.
Confirming the incident in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, the State Police spokesman, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the gunmen shot the driver of the vehicle, a LEXUS 330 SUV, dead.
It was learnt that the assailants also took the two other occupants of the vehicle away.
ASP Abutu said police, in conjunction with local hunters and operatives of Amotekun Corps, were already combing the forest around the area to rescue the victims and arrest the gunmen.
Testimony of one of the eyewitnesses claimed that there were five occupants in the vehicle, adding that the vehicle was attacked by suspected herdsmen while returning from a social function in the area. The eyewitnesses also confirmed that the driver was shot dead and the other occupants of the vehicle were abducted.
The vehicle, with registration number LAGOS KRD 264 GV, was left at the scene facing the bush with only the dead inside it.
However, the identities of the victims had not been ascertained at the time of filing this report.