Three farmers and a child were reportedly kidnapped on Wednesday by gunmen during a midnight raid at Ilasa Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area.
An eyewitness said the gunmen came at about 1:30am to Eti-Ero farmstead and ransacked the entire households after shooting in the air.
The gunshots generated a lot of panic and some brave people among them had to rush out of their buildings and fled into the bush.
“As they were shooting, they were searching all the houses and in the course of doing the searching, they got hold of a child confirmed to be less than 10 years and three others who are farmers.
“They have been taken to unknown destination and no one has been contacted as of now,” the witness said.
But when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, said only two persons were abducted and not four.
He said one person had been rescued from captivity while one person had been arrested in connection with the raid.
“Our men are searching the bushes for the only person in their custody.
“We assure the people of Ekiti State that we will get him rescued and the culprits will be arrested to face justice,” Abutu said.