Gunmen have invaded a hotel situated in Ganmo area of Ilorin, Kwara state capital, killing the owner, Kayode Akinyemi, and abducted the deceased’s friend simply identified as Ori.
The gunmen also injured the hotel manager, Emmanuel Olushila Ojo, during the invasion.
The state Police Police Public Relations Officer officer (PPRO) Ajayi Okasanni confirmed the incident, killing and abduction in a statement Monday.
He stated that the command’s tactical team in conjunction with vigilantes have been mobilised to comb the bush to launch a manhurt for the gunmen and rescue the victim.
The statement reads “A group of gun men invaded a hotel named 16 HOUR hotel, Alomilaya area of Ganmo, Ilorin, shot indiscriminately, killing the owner of the hotel, one Kayode Akinyemi ‘m’ aged 47years,while his manager named Emmanuel Olushila Ojo ‘m’ was seriously injured and presently recieving treatment at the general hospital Ilorin. One of the friends of the owner of the hotel, one Ori ‘m’ who was with him on the day of incident was abducted.
“The command’s tactical teams in conjunction with vigilante and hunters have since been mobilized to the scene to comb the surrounding bushes for possible rescue of the victim and arrest of the hoodlums, while the corpse of the victim has been deposited in the general hospital mortuary for autopsy.
“The commissioner of Police Kwara state, CP Tuesday and psc(+) has declared a total lockdown of the area and a result-oriented manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous act, adding that enough was enough for the criminals, as stringent security action is already emplaced to checkmate the activities of the criminal elements in the state”.