Suspected bandits have abducted a traditional ruler, High Chief Mukaila Bello, with three other people in Ikare Akoko, Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Our correspondent gathered that Bello, who was the head of Iku Quarters in the ancient community, was kidnapped on Thursday night.
Other victims abducted alongside the traditional ruler are Mr Adeniran Adeyemo, Mr Bashiru Adekile and Chief Gbafinro.
A resident of the community, Adeyemo, hinted that the victims were kidnapped along the Ago Panu area of Owo-Ikare expressway while traveling from Akure to Ikare.
It was learned that the driver of the car managed to escape after sustaining a gunshot wound.
The state police are yet to react to the development.