A cleric and four other persons travelling along Ise-Ekiti in Ise/Orun Local Council of Ekiti State, were yesterday, abducted by suspected gunmen.

The pastor simply referred to as Ojo, was kidnapped alongside his driver, Jimoh and three others as they made the trip in two vehicles.

The motive for the abduction was not immediately known, even as the kidnappers were yet to make contact with their victims’ relatives. Spokesperson for the state police command, Alberto Adeyemi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, however, said two of the abducted persons had been rescued, while operatives were on the trail of the hoodlums.