Unknown gunmen, on Monday, placed a N5million ransome on the intending couple abducted on Sunday in Ekiti.
The victims were said to have been kidnapped along Ilasa- Ayebode road in Ekiti East Local goverent area of the state Sunday afternoon.
The victims whose identities have not been revealed were said to be going for shopping before the unfortunate incident.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said three persons have been arrested in connection with the abduction.
“We learnt that the couple came to Ado Ekiti and were returning to their base when they were picked up by gunmen.
“Immediately we got the report, the Police Commissioner, Babatunde Mobayo mobilised our men and officers to the surrounding forests.
“As I speak, our men are working in conjunction with Amotekun Corps, local hunters and Vigilante group combing the forests to free the victims.”
Abutu said those arrested are being detained at the police headquarters in Ado Ekiti and that they would be arraigned as soon as the investigation is concluded.
“The victims were preparing for their wedding. They came to Ado Ekiti to purchase some items and they were returning to their base when they were accosted on the road by gunmen and kidnapped.