Dispora man who came to set up industry kidnapped in Ekiti
By Oluyeba Babalola
A man who came from abroad to set up an industry in Ekiti has been kidnapped.
The man, Mr Jide Ijadare was seized by gunmen while he was travelling between Ijan and Ise located in the Southern part of the agrarian state.
Eye witnesses said the kidnappers were armed herdsmen who are alien to the communities.
The kidnappers also shot dead his security orderly after which they whisked away the middle-aged man.
A family source told Irohinoodua that his relatives are traumatised by the incidence and have asked the police in the state to ensure the arrest of the criminals.
Few years ago, armed herdsmen had shot dead a local farmer in the area. The body of the victim was sighted by the entourage of the then governor of the state, Mr Ayo Fayose who came to the scene few minutes after the gory affair.
An official of Amotekun, the state security outfit who spoke to Irohinoodua said the outfit was yet to go into full operational swing but that seventeen members of the security outfit have been combing the forest in order to locate the hoodlums.
“We are yet to begin full operation. But our response came few minutes after the incidence. Dr Kayode Fayemi the governor had told us we must respond swiftly which we are doing but things can only take full swing when we begin full operation” he said adding that the pattern of the kidnap raises suspicion that the kidnappers are most likely to be the same terrorists who have been intimidating several communities in the SouthWest.
He said Ijadare, was kidnapped between Ijan and Ise on Tuesday and his security aide was killed on the spot but Ijadare was whisked away.
Mr Ijadare came from the United States to begin Palmoil Producing Factory in Ijan-Ekiti his hometown.
His factory is said to have the capacity to employ over 50 people, giving them means of livelihood and sustainability.
“He does not deserve to be kidnapped or killed. This is babaric. It is anti-culture and opposed to Yoruba civilisation. Its an attempt to intimidate the people of the state and the entire South West.”