The Osun State government has announced that passengers earlier reported to have been abducted by bandits at Odo-Osun axis near Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government Area of the state have all been rescued unhurt.
This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige. According to her, the rescue effort was made possible by the combined team of security operatives quickly deployed by the state government to the troubled spots for necessary security surveillance.
However, one local security operative was killed during the search and rescue operation.
Another operative who sustained injuries in the course of the operation is presently responding to treatment in the hospital.
While consoling the family of the deceased, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola expressed a deep sense of appreciation of the gallantry and show of courage displayed by the local operatives who acted promptly leading to the eventual rescue of the abducted passengers unhurt.
He thanked them for their determination and patriotism.
In the meantime, the state government has implored the people of the state to continue to cooperate with the security agencies in the state by providing necessary information on any untoward act or strange movements of people in their environment.
Doing so, according to the state government will enable the government to take the type of swift action that was put in place which ensured the successful rescue operation of the abducted passengers at Odo Osun axis via Imesi Ile today.