Nine travelers were abducted by gunmen who waylaid them during a road trip in Nigeria’s southwest region on Friday evening, said the police.

The travelers were on their way from Abuja to Lagos when the gunmen intercepted their vehicle in the Isua-Akoko area of Ondo State in the southern part of Nigeria, said Tee-Leo Ikoro, a spokesman for the police.

Ikoro said via telephone that one of the victims had been, however, rescued by the police. A manhunt has been launched for the kidnappers.

The police officer said efforts were underway for the rescue of the other victims.


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