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Seven abducted travellers regained freedom in Osun



The Osun State Police Command has confirmed the release of seven abducted travellers along Osogbo/Obokun road.

According to Punch, the travellers were abducted on Tuesday, with one person killed, while two others were injured by gunmen who attacked commuters near Ajebandele Village, in the Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State.

During the attack, a yet-to-be-identified man was shot dead while two women sustained injuries.

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The Commissioner of Police, Osun State, Olawale Olokode, had said his men, Amotekun Corps, Vigilante and Hunters are combing the forest to secure the release of those that were abducted.

The spokesman for Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola said that the perpetrators of the crime released the victims following pressure from the police and other security outfits involved in the search and rescue operation.

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The statement read, “The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, CP Olawale Olokode, in his frantic efforts, and support from other security outfits, has secured the release of seven abductees kidnapped along Ibokun/Osogbo Road on 2nd March 2021.

“The victims were released due to the pressure mounted on the abductors by the Police and other security agencies. The victims will soon be reunited with their families.

“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State to collaborate with Police to get rid of all criminal elements from the State while assuring the members of the public/commuters of their safety as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence,” she disclosed.