Unidentified gunmen have abducted the traditional head of Iku quarter, the Oniku of Iku quarters in Ikare Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, High Chief Mukaila Bello, and three other indigenes of the town.
According to Daily Post, the victims were taken on Thursday night along the Ago Panu axis on the Owo-Ikare highway.
Others abducted alongside the traditional ruler include another chief in the community, Yeye Gbafinro, a former House of Assembly candidate for the Akoko North-East constituency and APC chieftain, Adeniran Adeyemo, and a community leader, Bashiru Adekile.
Sources reveal that the development has caused palpable tension in the community.
It was disclosed that the victims were waylaid on the way to Ikare-Akoko from Akure, the State capital and the driver was attacked, with the gunmen inflicting machete wounds on him.
He is presently receiving medical treatment in a hospital in Owo.