Four persons including a couple, identified as Mr and Mrs Falomo and a man said to be a pastor were on Tuesday evening kidnapped in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital by suspected gunmen.
The incident, which took place in Goshen Land Community in Ajebamidele area of the town, led to a massive protest by the residents who blocked the Ado Ekiti-Ikere road on Wednesday.
Mrs Falomo was said to have been trailed to her residence by the kidnappers who were said to be armed with AK-47 rifles. Her husband who came out on a rescue mission was also abducted.
According to the residents, the kidnappers fired several gunshots into the air during the attack to scare away neighbours and passers-by.