Some gunmen have kidnapped at least 13 travellers along Abuja/Isua road in Akoko South-East Local Government Area of Ondo state.
The victims were heading towards Lagos from Abuja when the gun-wielding men stopped the vehicle and started shooting into the air, forcing the driver of the vehicle to stop.
A source explained that at least 13 of the travellers in the 18-seater bus were abducted by the hoodlums
The source however, said security operatives and men of the Amotekun and men swiftly responded and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps traced the hoodlums into the forest.
He said while combing the forest some victims were rescued while the kidnappers engaged the security operatives in a gun duel, killing one of the suspected criminals.
Confirming the abduction and the rescue of the some of the victims, spokesperson of the state police command, Funmi Odunlami, said one of the kidnappers was shot dead when they engaged security men in gun duel