The spate of kidnapping in Ondo State is worrisome as residents appeared to be living in fear.

Notwithstanding the numerous police checkpoints on roads especially in the northern senatorial part of the state, kidnappers strike at will.

At the weekend, Olori Olukemi Agunloye, wife of Oba Samuel Agunloye, the Alauga of Auga Akoko was abducted alongside the monarch's driver.

Three days on, the victims remain in kidnappers’ den as the royal family and the entire community helplessly look up to police for answers.

"For how long will this continue? Does it mean there is no how our security forces can put an end to this kidnapping saga in our area?

"Till now, nothing has been heard about their where about and we are dead worried as a people", said Fatai Aderogba, an indigene of Auga Akoko.

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For Kayode Fadugba, the police have failed in their responsibilities.

"What is the essence of all the security checkpoint on the roads? Between Auga and Ugbe, you will see nothing less than three police checkpoints on that road. So what are they doing?

"If you know the number of people that have been kidnapped in Akoko this year alone, you will be amazed. It is really disheartening." He said.

It was gathered that the victims were kidnapped between Auga and Ise Akoko while the queen was on her way to her hometown in Ugbe-Akoko in the same council area.

According to the source, the victims were ambushed by their abductors who whisked them into their (Kidnappers) operational vehicle and sped off.

A passer-by, who saw the abandoned car conveying the victims on the road, was said to have contacted the monarch and informed him about the discovery.

All efforts to reach the victims by phone failed as their mobile devices had been switched off.

The police image maker in the state, Femi Joseph who confirmed the incident said officers are on their trail.

Over 12 different kidnap cases have been reported in Akoko so far in 2018 while about 18 similar crimes were recorded in 2016 and 2017.

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