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Update: 14 Abducted Passengers Regain Freedom


By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo


The 14 passengers kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Ajeokun junction, Otan Ile/Imesi Ile road in  Obokun local government area of Osun state have regained freedom.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Abiodun Ige who disclosed this on Monday said all the abducted victims were rescued unhurt.

She however said she could not confirm whether their abductors were Fulani herdsmen or not.

It would be recalled that the passengers boarded a commercial bus travelling from Osogbo to Abuja before they were ambushed.

Western Post further learnt that accomplices of the kidnappers pretended as passengers and boarded the bus with other passengers before they strike at the said location.

Also, the State Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Chief Aladesawe Adedeji said all the 14 abducted victims have been rescued.

He said that one Ganiyu Waheed of the OPC who led the operation.

According to him, the rescue operation was made possible with the joint efforts of OPC, Vigilante group, police, DSS officers among others.

The OPC Coordinator said they rescued the victims unhurt after a gun duel with suspects before they took to their heels when they discovered they could no longer bear the  fire powers.

Adedeji then warned kidnappers to relocate or surrender, saying “very soon we are going to come out in full force to fight them.”



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