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Gunmen abduct farmers, demand N50m ransom in Ekiti

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Gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday abducted four farmers in Ekiti and demanded N50 million ransom for their release.

Eyewitnesses told journalists on Tuesday the farmers were abducted at a farm settlement in Ikosu-Ekiti, Moba local government area of the state.

The spokesman of the state police command, Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident.

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He, however, denied knowledge of the criminals’ demand for N50 million ransom.

Abutu said police personnel had been deployed to comb the forest region surrounding Ikosun-Ekiti and the state’s border with Kwara.

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