Gunmen kill pastor in Ekiti
Gunmen have killed a cleric, Kayode Ogunleye, dumping his body in a forest on the Aramoko-Ijero-Ekiti highway in Ekiti.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lifeless body of the pastor, who was also a staff of the Ekiti West Local Government Area in Ekiti, was found on his farm near the forest.
Sources revealed that Ogunleye, working for All Christian Fellowship Church, was murdered while working on his farm.
He was said to have been shot dead while trying to harvest banana at his plantation.
One of the sources, who pleaded anonymity, described Mr Ogunleye’s killing as barbaric, calling on security agencies to fish out the killers.
The Public Relations Officer of the police command in Ekiti, Mr Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident, saying that it was a suspected case of murder.
In another development, Gunmen on Saturday abducted the son of a lawmaker representing Auyo Constituency in the Jigawa State House of Assembly.
The victim, Abdullahi Sani, 35, is a school teacher, at Government Girls Secondary School, Birniwa, in the state.
Mr Sani was abducted at Hadejia town where he resides with his family.
Family sources said the gunmen, numbering about 20, with six of them wielding guns, stormed the residence of their prime target at Shagari Quarters and abducted him.
The father of the victim, Sani Kigima, is a lawmaker representing Auyo Local Government Area in the State House of Assembly.
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