By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Three women, who were abducted by gunmen at Onipe Community axis, on Ibadan-Ijebu-Ode Road, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State, have regained their freedom.
The victims were Mrs Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde.
Mrs Ogunrinde was said to be a military officer, with Mrs Adebayo working as a dentist, and Mrs Okeowo, a teacher.
They were on their way to Ogun State where they work, though domiciled in Ibadan when they were kidnapped on Monday morning.
Adebayo, said to be a mother of two, was still nursing a baby on breast milk when she was abducted.
The kidnap victims were rescued by the police at Ogunmakin community at about 9 am on Friday.
It was gathered that the kidnappers got holed up in an unknown hideout with the victims, but had to release them due to pressure mounted by police operatives who went on a search to rescue the women.
Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, who confirmed the development said the kidnappers released the victims due to pressure mounted by police operatives who invaded their hideout.
“As a result of ceaseless, strategic and systematic utilisation of intelligence and operational assets, the tactical sweep embarked upon, as coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has yielded the desired result,” he stated.
Osifeso said that the pressure mounted on the kidnappers with the invasion of their suspected hideout, and continuous trailing by the command operatives, made them release their victims.
He said that the women had been medically evaluated and reunited with their families.