Nine travellers of the 12 abducted in Ondo State Southwest Nigeria have been rescued by the state’s command of the Southwest Security Network, code-named Amotekun.
The travellers were kidnapped on Wednesday while travelling to Lagos by an armed gang at Idoani-Ifira area of Ondo State. Adetunji Adeleye, Ondo commander of the Amotekun Corps, at a media briefing on Thursday, confirmed the rescue of the nine travellers.
According to NAN, he said the victims were rescued after Amotekun operatives responded to a distress call. Adeleye said the operatives are still combing the bushes to rescue three other victims. “Our men responded to the gunshots and a distress call. They got there on time and were able to rescue nine of them,” he said.
“They took them to our office in Isua and released them after giving them necessary attention. The vehicle and its driver have also been released to the police. We are now on the trail of the kidnappers to rescue the remaining three victims.”
Hakeem Sadiq, divisional police officer in Isua-Akoko, had confirmed the incident to journalists in Akure, the Ondo capital, NAN reported. Sadiq assured that the anti-kidnapping unit was working to rescue the remaining travellers unhurt in collaboration with other security agencies.
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