Just In: Gunmen abduct Travellers In Osun

Some travellers have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Osun state.

It was gathered that the incident happened along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government Area of the state on Sunday night.

According to reports, the yet-to-be identified travellers were waylaid on the road by gunmen and took some of them to nearby bush around Ori-Oke Omoh while others were left at the scene.

One of the victim who escaped from the Kidnappers den were to have reported the incident at the police station.

Meanwhile, the Corps Commander of Amotekun outfit, Osun State, General Bashir Adewinbi confirmed that some travellers were abducted yesterday.

“We did not know the numbers of people that were kidnapped by gunmen but we have drafted people to the scene of the crime to secure there release.”

Police react

Mrs Yemisi Opalola, the Police spokesperson, has confirmed the abduction.

She said, “Two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening and our men have been deployed to the area to rescue them.”

A security source said, ‘The Commissioner of Police alerted the Amotekun corps about the kidnap. The police with the Amotekun corps have been mobilised to the scene. The area that they kidnapped those travellers has been giving security agents issues for a while now. There was a time that they shot Amotekun corps there. The numbers of those abducted by the gunmen are not known.”

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