PHOTO: Three kidnap victims rescued unhurt in Ogun
Operatives of Ogun state police command have rescued three victims of a kidnap syndicate who were abducted along Siun/Ajura road in Ogere Remo area of the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the three victims; Jibril Afolabi, Amusat Taofeek and Balikis Mohammed, were coming from Ilorin, the Kwara state capital and were heading to Owode Egbado when their vehicle was double crossed at about 3 a.m by some gunmen who dragged them into the bush while other passengers escaped.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the state’s commissioner of police CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun upon receiving the information of their abduction, directed the Area Commander Shagamu to mobilize men from all the division within the area and go after the hoodlums. He equally ordered the command’s anti kidnapping unit as well as SWAT to move to the scene.
Oyeyemi said the entire bush was cordoned off, and combed thoroughly with the assistance of hunters, local vigilantes and men of so safe corp. He said the heat on the abductors made them to abandoned the victims and took to flight.
The police spokesperson added that all the victims were there and then rescued without any ransom paid. They have been escorted to their destination at Owode Egbado.