Four traditional chiefs of Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State were kidnapped on Owo/Ikare Road on Thursday.

According to the police spokesperson, SP Funmilayo Odunlami, the chiefs were returning home from Akure, the state capital, when they were attacked by their assailants.

Odunlami said: “Police received a distress call at about 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 4 that gunmen shot at one Toyota Corolla car while on motion around Ago Yeye, on Owo/Ikare Road.

”A bullet hit the driver in the head and the vehicle came to a halt, the other occupants numbering about four (identities unknown) were whisked into the bush while the driver was abandoned.

”The police have recovered the vehicle while the driver was taken to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition.’’

The police spokesperson added that police operatives, local hunters and vigilantes were combing the bush to rescue the victims and apprehend the assailants.