Hoodlums attack woman, snatch car, kidnap two kids in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command on Saturday said it had begun investigation into an attack on a woman by some hoodlums, who snatched her car and abducted her two children.

It was reported that some men suspected to be gunmen on Friday evening attacked the middle-aged woman (name withheld), snatched her car and went away with kids inside the car.

It was gathered that the incident happened at Leo Area of Akure, the state capital, at about 8.30pm, specifically in front of the house of the victims.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, who confirmed the incident, explained that there was an indication that the hoodlums had earlier snatched a car which they drove to where they attacked the woman.

Odunlami, who declined to disclose the identity of the victim in order not to hamper ongoing investigation, said the men of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the command had begun search for the hoodlums.

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She said, “We are already on the matter, investigation has begun. Our men at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit are already out to rescue the two kids and arrest the hoodlums and I’m assuring you that the kids will be rescued and the hoodlums would soon be arrested.”

An eyewitness said the woman was returning home in her Toyota Camry when the hoodlums struck and took away the car from her.

The eyewitness said, “The woman was going to her house in her car with two children. On getting to the gate of the house, she parked and came out of the vehicle to open her gate. It was then the boys came out from nowhere and entered into the car and drove away.”

The witness added that efforts made by some commercial motorcyclists in the area to chase and stop the car was unsuccessful.

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