Police Rescue Four Of Seven Abducted Victims In Kwara

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Four of the seven victims abducted on Ilorin-Omu-Aran Road on Saturday have been rescued by the Kwara Police Command.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed this in a press statement on Sunday in Omu-Aran.

The command said it received reports of two kidnap incidents simultaneously on Saturday at about 5.35pm on Oke-Onigbin/Omu-Aran Highway and Ekiti-Ekan Meje axis.

The statement explained that six armed men emerged from the bush and stopped a Siena Bus in transit from Ekiti on its way to Ilorin and marched the seven occupants of the vehicle into the bush.

“The command promptly dispatched its tactical units, comprising the anti-kidnapping and anti-cultists units, joined by local hunters and vigilantes while policemen who were on patrols on the routes were alerted.

“The abductors were instantly chased into the bushes, four out of the seven abducted persons were rescued; efforts are still in top gear to get the remaining three rescued.

“Deploying similar tactics by operatives, those abducted in Ekan-Meje-Ekiti axis using the same modus were equally rescued, remaining a pastor and his wife who the command is frantically doing everything possible to rescue unhurt,’’ the police said