Kwara Police Command said it had rescued four out of six travellers kidnapped on Obbo-Ile/Osi road in Ekiti Local Government Area of the state by hoodlums on Monday evening
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Okasanmi Ajayi made this disclosure on Tuesday in a statement in Ilorin.
According to him, information regarding the kidnap of six occupants of a Hummer bus Reg No: Abuja KUJ 613 AA between Obbo-Ile/Osi road by Five armed hoodlums at about 2315hrd of 15/8/2022 was recieved today 16/8/2022 at about 0730hrs.
“On receipt of the information, detachments of conventional policemen,Tactical teams, Vigilante and Hunters were immediately dispatched to the area for possible search, rescue and arrest of the suspects.
“Consequently, the victims’ vehicle, loaded with foodstuffs was found abandoned, inside of which was recovered an empty shell of 7.62mm ammunition.
“The intensity of the pressure during the search and rescue efforts led to the abandoning of four of the abductees, who have now been rescued and presently with the police.
“The kidnappers who are believed to be in the bushes with the two remaining victims would soon be smoked out and arrested.
“The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) wishes to assure the families of the yet to be released victims, that no stone would be left unturned in rescuing the remaining victims still in the custody of the kidnappers,” he said.
Ajayi further advised commuters to avoid night journeys, especially on isolated roads.
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