No fewer than five travellers were reportedly abducted by some gunmen in Oba Akoko, in the Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Friday.
According to a source, the victims were coming from Lagos State in Toyota Highlander and heading for Abuja, when they were snatched by the abductors.
This came barely a week after a couple were kidnapped at Akunnu town, in the Akoko North-East area of the state.
However, the Ondo State Police Command said it rescued three of the new kidnap victims on Saturday, while two others, who were abducted last week, were also freed.
The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Femi Joseph, said policemen swung into action after being informed about the activities of the kidnappers.
He said, “We were able to rescue Moses Yakubu and Mark Shaibu, who were kidnapped while going for a wedding last week.
“We also rescued three female, who were kidnapped last Friday on their way to Abuja. Efforts are ongoing to rescue the remaining victims. We are gradually closing in on the kidnappers. We are going to get them very soon.”