Gunmen Kidnap Travellers in Osun

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Gunmen Kidnap Travellers in Osun
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Gunmen on Sunday night abducted travellers on Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government of Osun State, according to a report by The Nation.

It was gathered that the hoodlums waylaid the travellers and took some of them to a nearby bush near Ori-Oke Omoh, while others were left on the scene.

The Nation learnt that one of those abducted escaped from the gunmen and informed security operatives about the incident.

The Corps Commander of ‘Amotekun Corps’ in Osun State, General Bashir Adewinbi, confirmed that travellers were kidnapped on Sunday.

“We did not know how many people that were abducted by the gunmen, but we have drafted operatives to the scene to rescue the victims,” he said.

Police spokesperson Mrs. Yemisi Opalola confirmed the kidnap, saying one of the abducted travellers had been rescued by the police.

She said: “Two persons were kidnapped on Sunday evening. Our men have been deployed in the area to rescue the other victim.”

A security source said: “The police commissioner alerted the ‘Amotekun Corps’ about the kidnap. The police and the ‘Amotekun Corps’ have been mobilised to the scene. The area where the incident occurred has been giving security agents problems for a while now. There was a time ‘Amotekun’ operatives were shot there.”

Two teenagers were on Monday shot by unknown persons at Ode-Omu in Ayedaade Local Government when they went to buy oranges on a farm.

The Intelligent Officer of Odua People’s Congress in Osun State, Mr. Fatai Oyewole, confirmed that security operatives took the injured teenagers to hospital.

“We combed the bush where the teenagers were shot, but we could not find anybody,” he added.

 

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