A group of unidentified gunmen abducted three men in the Akoko North East local government area (LGA) in Ondo state on Saturday, May 18. According to police reports issued on Monday, May 20, the victims were traveling along the Auga-Ikare road to attend a wedding when they were stopped by the attackers. The wife and children of one of the men were reportedly left to report the case for possible ransom negotiations. As of May 20, a security operation is ongoing to find the victims.
Individuals in Ondo state are advised to monitor developments to the situation and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Although travel is permissible in some areas, other areas should be considered strictly off limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.
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