Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N30 million to release Engineer Ayo Alabi, one of the nine persons who were abducted at Eleyin village between Oke-Onigbin and Omu-Aran in Irepodun local government area of Kwara state last Saturday .
It was gathered that the kidnappers got in touch with a friend of the victim, Mr Williams Owolabi on Sunday night and demanded a ransom of N30 million to secure his release.
Alabi was returning from a funeral held at Osi in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state on Saturday evening when six armed men emerged from the bush and ordered the seven people in a Sienna bus to come down and led them into the bush.
Also, a car being driven by a pastor and his wife was intercepted by gun men at Ekan meje/Ekiti axis in Kwara South.
However, the police in a gun battle have been able to rescue four out of the seven victims in the Sienna Bus while the kidnappers escaped with the remaining three passengers .
The spokesman of the state Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi who confirmed the two kidnap cases said some arrests have been made and police patrol have been intensified across the state.