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Police rescue seven abducted travellers in Osun

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

The Nation reports that suspected herdsmen on Tuesday night around 7:30pm stormed the road after Ajenbandele village in Ibokun Council Area of Osun State and abducted an unknown number of travellers.

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

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

A statement by the spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola stated that, with the frantic efforts of Police and support from other security outfits, they have secured the release of seven 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 added.

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