Crime and Security

Seven kidnapped travellers regain freedom in  Osun

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Seven people who were abducted by suspected herdsmen while travelling along Osogbo/Obokun road in Osun State have regained their freedom.

The victims were rescued by the combined effort of men of the Osun State Police Command and other security outfits in the state.

The herdsmen stormed the stormed the around 7.30 pm on Tuesday night after Ajenbandele village in Ibokun Council Area of Osun State and abducted the travellers.

An unidentified man was said to have been shot dead during the attack, while two women sustained injuries.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Olawale Olokode, had revealed that his men, Amotekun Corps, Vigilante and Hunters were combing the forest to secure the release of those that were abducted.

A statement by the spokesperson of the Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola stated that, with the frantic efforts of Police and support from other security outfits, they have secured the release of seven kidnapped along Ibokun/Osogbo road on 2nd March 2021.

“The victims were released due to the pressure mounted on the abductors by the Police and other security agencies. The victims will soon be reunited with their families.

“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State to collaborate with Police to get rid of all criminal elements from the State while assuring the members of the public/commuters of their safety as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence,” she added.

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