Suspected gunmen have kidnapped a four-year-old boy, Oluwadarasimi Omojola, as his father, Boluwaji Omojola, managed to escape on Itaji/Ijelu-Ekiti Road in Oye Local Government area of Ekiti State.
The traditional ruler of the community and Owajumu of Omu-Ekiti, Oba Gabriel Ogundeyi, confirmed the incident.
He spoke through a telephone conversation with newsmen on Saturday.
Ogundeyi said the incident happened at about 6pm on Friday.
The traditional ruler explained that the boy was returning from Ayede-Ekiti with his father, who managed to escape, after sustaining a severe cutlass injuries from the abductors.
He said that the injured farmer was currently receiving medical attention at an undisclosed facility.
Ogundeyi said that security operatives and local hunters had since been mobilised to go after the kidnappers to rescue the boy.
However, spokesmen of the Ekiti State Police Command, DSP Sunday Abutu, has yet to confirm the incident as the time of filing this report.