Yet-to-be-identified gunmen have set free a woman and her daughter they kidnapped last Friday in Ekiti.

The woman and her daughter, who came for a burial from Lagos,  were kidnapped along Ayetoro-Ewu Ekiti road, after killing her husband.

The abductors also freed six others, who were kidnapped at Otun Ekiti ,Moba Local Government area of the state, on Monday while four persons were still being  held hostage by the captors.

A source told newsmen Ado Ekiti, on Wednesday, that the victims were  freed at a forest located at Ikun Ekiti, in Moba Local government area of the state on  Tuesday night.

He also each of the abductees paid a huge sum as ransom to regain freedom.

“They all paid ransom and they did this under strict instruction that they should put the money inside polythene bags. They were released at a forest in Ikun Ekiti,” the source said.

“Those who took the money to them only trekked for a few minutes into the forest before getting them. They were said to have threatened those who brought the money with guns.”

Confirming their release, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Sunday Abutu, said eight persons were rescued from the gunmen.

Mr Abutu stated that they were rescued through combined efforts of the police, Amotekun Corps and local hunters after giving the bandits a hot chase into the forest.

“We didn’t hear of payment of any ransom. Our security people did a great job. Immediately the incident happened, we started combing the surrounding forests and that yielded results,” he said.

“They were rescued due to good job done by security men and that was commendable.”

The deceased and his family members were driving in a Lexus Jeep when the gunmen suddenly rained bullets on the car.

The vehicle was said to have swerved off the road immediately the driver, who was the woman’s husband, was hit by bullets.

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