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3 Kidnapped While Trying To Pay Ransom For 2 Abducted Relatives In Osun



—As Adeleke Directs Security Agents To Rescue The Five Abductees

Few days after the kidnapping of two farmers in Osun by unknown gunmen, three other persons who are relatives of the victims have reportedly kidnapped.

Recall that two persons, identified as Samuel Oladotun and Fashola Tobiloba were kidnapped while returning from farm at Ileogbo, headquarters of Ayedire local government area of the state.

It was gathered that the victims along with seven others were returning from farm on Wednesday evening (January 11, 2023) when their vehicle, a bus, was attacked by the gunmen around Oke-Osun area of the town at about 5:30pm.

The victims and seven others were said to be returning from their farms in a bus when their vehicle was ambushed along Oke Osun Area of Ileogbo.

Six out of those in the bus reportedly managed to escape, while three of them were captured and taken away by the gunmen.

One of the three abductees later escaped while their abductors were moving them into the bush, leaving Oladotun and Tobiloba in their custody.

The kidnappers had demanded for N10million ransom for each person but the family was able to raise a sum of N5million.

However, yesterday when three people took six million to them in Kogi where they were asked to drop the ransom, they were also kidnapped and are asking for N24m.

Meanwhile, the Governor of the state, Ademola Adeleke has directed an immediate search and rescue mission for the five members of family who were kidnapped under controversial circumstances.

The governor in a statement signed by his spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, on Tuesday directed the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kehinde Longe and other security agencies to take up the matter and ensure safe return of the victims.

The Commissioner of Police has consequently activated local and inter-state operations to locate and rescue the victims.

Governor Adeleke further reassured families of the victims that no stone will be left unturned to rescue their loved ones in captivity.

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