From Layi Olanrewaju, Ilorin
Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N30 million to release Engineer Ayo Alabi, one of the nine people who were abducted at Eleyin village, between Oke-Onigbin and Omu-Aran in Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State, last Saturday.
It was gathered that the kidnappers got in touch with a friend of the victim, Mr Williams Owolabi on Sunday night and demanded a ransom of N30 million to secure his release.
Alabi was returning from a funeral held at Osi in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state on Saturday evening when six armed men emerged from the bush and ordered the seven people in a Sienna bus to come down and led them into the bush.
Also, a car being driven by a pastor and his wife was intercepted by gunmen at the Ekan Meje-Ekiti axis in Kwara South.
Following a gun battle, the police were able to rescue four out of the seven victims in the Sienna Bus, the kidnappers escaping with the remaining three passengers .
The spokesman of the state Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the two abduction cases, said some arrests have been made and police patrol have been intensified across the state.