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JUST IN: Gunmen abduct travellers in Osun

Travellers along Omo/Erin-Ijesa road in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State have been abducted by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the abducted travellers were ambushed by gunmen who took some of the travellers to nearby bush around Ori-Oke Omo while others were left at the scene.

Speaking on the incident, General Bashir Adewinbi, the Corps Commander of Amotekun outfit confirmed the abduction.

“We did not know the numbers of people that were kidnapped by gunmen but we have drafted people to the scene of the crime to secure there release,” he stated.

Also speaking on the abduction, the police public relations officer in the state, Mrs Yemisi Opalola confirmed the incident.

She said:”Two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening and our men have been deployed to the area to rescue them.”

A security source said: ‘The Commissioner of Police alerted the Amotekun corps about the kidnap.

“The police with the Amotekun corps have been mobilised to the scene. The area that they kidnapped those travellers has been giving security agents issues for a while now.

“There was a time that they shot Amotekun corps there. The numbers of those abducted by the gunmen are not known.”

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