32 people have been taken hostage by gunmen in Ondo State who are suspected to be kidnappers.
The incident reportedly occurred over the weekend as the 32 victims were leaving a funeral service in Benin City, Edo State.
It was discovered that the victims were being transported in a Coaster bus when they were ambushed by the gunmen.
Following the development, officers of the Amotekun Corps immediately commenced searching of the Benin-Ifon to Owo forest for the abducted persons.
Adetunji Adeleye, Commandant of the corps in the state, confirmed the incident and said that the command would do all possible to rescue the victims.
In order to release the victims, the Amotekun Corps and other security agencies, according to Adeleye, had been informed and had since started a search and rescue operation.