The Oodua People’s Congress, (OPC) in Osun State has expressed sadness over the death of a member, Muheeden Oladejo, who lost his life, during the course of rescuing four passengers abducted by gunmen at Imesi-Ile and Esa-odo in the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.
A 37-year-old Oladejo lost his life, while one of those rescued sustained gunshots injury in the shootout between the Kidnappers and security personnels .
Recall that an unspecified number of passengers travelling in a commercial vehicle were abducted near Osun Bridge in Imesi Ile on Monday.
Also at another location in Esa Odo town on Monday, some passengers were abducted by gunmen.
It was combined team, comprising policemen, members of Hunters Group of Nigeria, men of Kiriji Heritage Defenders and Oodua Peoples Congress, narrowed the search for the victims to a forest in Ere Ijesa and tracked them to a point before Osun Bridge.
During the gun battle that last for close to an hour , one of the OPC member, Oladejo was shot dead while other person sustained gunshots injury.
The ugly incident it was leant had thrown the deceased’s wife who is heavily pregnant, family, friends and members of the OPC into mourning.
Speaking with CityMirrorNews, Osun state Coordinator of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Prince Deji Aladesawe expressed sadness over the death of man, who he said was an intelligence officer of OPC.
Aladesawe who described the incident as unfortunate said he deployed his men to join other local security officers and Police in the search of the abducted passengers in the forest.
According to him, the late OPC member lost his life during course of rescuing the abducted victim.
“He was an OPC intelligent officer. He was brave and courageous. The ugly incident had thrown the his wife who is heavily pregnant, family and friends and even OPC members into mourning.”
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