Unknown gunmen kidnapped a yet-to-be-identified man in Ondo State, south-west Nigeria.
The kidnapped person was travelling along the Ise/Isua – Akoko Road with his driver when the incident occurred on Thursday.
The spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the incident on Friday.
He disclosed that while the victim has yet to be rescued, his driver was found dead inside the car.
Ikoro noted that the remains of the late driver have been recovered and deposited at the mortuary in the State Specialist Hospital in Ikare- Akoko.
According to sources the kidnappers have been negotiating with the family of the victim for the payment of a ransom to secure his release.
The command’s spokesman, however, stated that the police have drafted a team of operatives to the area.
According to him, the police are combing the nearby forests to rescue the victim and apprehend the kidnappers.