By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara State Police Command has rescued the four Turkish expertraites kidnapped at Gwugwu in Edu Local Government Area of the State.
Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Egbetokun while address journalists on Friday evening said the rescue operation alongside the Chief of Staff to Kwara State Governor, Mr Adisa Login said the rescued was made possible by the support received from the Inspector General of Police and the local vigilante group.
“The Command has been working round the clock since they were abducted with the local vigilante and the IGP anti rescue and intelligent team, our own anti kidnapping and anti robbery square and operation harmony anti as well as Fulani group around the area.
“Four of the gang members have been arrested while others are still at large. The arrest we made put pressure on other members of the gang to release the abductees.
“The kidnappers initially demanded for N400 million but they later reduced it to N100 million but I want to say here that no ransom was pay in the release of the hostages,” the CP said.
While thanking everybody involved in the rescue of the hostages, like the Fulani group in the area, vigilante group, state government and people of the state, Egbetokun said the abductees would be flew to Abuja immediately.
According to him, “Police doctor is attending to them and they would be taking to Abuja where they will be release to their company. I also want to add here that the kidnapping took place at Gwugwu not Gbale as we earlier said.”
The hostages have been flown to Abuja as at the time of filing this report.