Kidnappers of the thirty two persons travellers along the Benin-Ifon axis of Ondo state have demanded for ransom.

The thirty two persons were said to be returning from a burial ceremony in Benin city, Edo state on Saturday, when the incident occurred.

Briefing newsmen in Akure, the commissioner for information, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju said the kidnappers had contacted families of the captives demanding ransom ranging from #3million to #10million.

Mrs Ademola-Olateju however said  government was making efforts to rescue the abductees and reunite them with their families.

She assured families of the captives that a joint team of security officials were already combing the Benin-Ifon axis to rescue their folks.

Mrs Ademola-Olateju assured Ondo state residents that government would not allow criminal elements to make the state a safe haven.

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