Three victims, who were abducted by unknown gunmen along Siun/Ajura Road in Ogere Remo area of Ogun State, have been rescued by operatives of Ogun State Police Command.
The victims; Jibril Afolabi, Alhaji Amusat Taofeek and Balikis Mohammed, were alleged to be coming from Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital, and were heading to Owode Egbado, when their vehicle was double crossed by the gunmen, who dragged them into the bush while other passengers escaped.
Speaking on the rescue of the victims, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the State Commissioner of Police (CP), Edward Ajogun, had on hearing of the abduction, directed the Area Commander, Shagamu, to mobilize men from all the division within the area to go after the hoodlums.
“ He equally ordered the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit as well as SWAT to move to the scene. The entire bush was cordoned off, and combed thoroughly with the assistance of hunters, local vigilantes and men of So Safe Corp.
“ The heat on them made them abandon the victims and took to flight. All the victims were there and then rescued without any ransom paid. They have been escorted to their destination at Owode Egbado, ” Oyeyemi said.