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Updated: 14 Abducted Passengers Rescued In Osun



By Ayobami Agboola, Osogbo

The police in Osun have announced the rescue of 14 persons kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ajeokun junction, Otan Ile/Imesi Ile road in Obokun local government area of the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mrs Abiodun Ige , made the announcement on Monday while speaking with our correspondent on phone.

According to the Commissioner, all the abducted victims were rescued unhurt.

She added that she could not confirm whether their abductors were Fulani herdsmen or not.

The victims were passengers of a commercial bus that was attacked on Sunday by suspected kidnappers.

The passengers were ambushed at Ajeokun Junction, between Otan Ile and Imesi Ile , Obokun ocal Government Area of the state and later taken to a hideout by their abductors.

It was gathered that the kidnappers pointed guns at the bus and ordered the passengers to come out before they were whisked away to an unknown destination.

The driver according to the information would have escaped but the deplorable state of the road hindered him.

However, Osun State Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Aladesawe Adedeji said all the 14 abducted victims have been rescued.

Adedeji who name of Ganiyu Waheed as one of the OPC members who led the operation said the rescue was made possible with the joint efforts of OPC, Vigilante group, police, DSS officers among others.

He said , they rescued the victims unhurt after a gun duel with suspects before they took to their heels when they discovered they could no longer bear the fire powers.

The OPC Coordinator warned kidnappers to relocate or surrender, saying “very soon we are going to come out in full force to fight them.”

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