The police in Ondo in conjunction with the military have launched into the bushes around Idanre Local Government Area in pursuit of kidnappers who took the wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Mr Olugbenga Ale.
The lady was reportedly kidnapped somewhere in Owen along the Akure – Ondo Highway on Thursday night.
The kidnap happened hours after gunmen also suspected to be kidnappers killed a first class monarch in the state, the Olufon of Ifon, Oba Israel Adeusi.
Oba Adeusi was killed during a failed kidnap attempt at the Elegbeka area of Ose Local Government Area also on Thursday.
Ondo Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tee-Leo Ikoro while confirming the kidnap to The Punch said:
“I can confirm the incident. The CP has ordered all the police divisions in the area to go after the hoodlums with the assistance of the military men and I hope that very soon, we shall have good news from there.”
Mrs. Ale was in the vehicle with a driver and two other persons when the incident happened according to sources.