Kidnapping gets to southwest as gunmen with AK-47 rifles kill one, abduct passengers in Osun

Kidnapping gets to southwest as gunmen with AK-47 rifles kill one, abduct passengers in Osun

- It seems that the kidnapping which is rampant in the north has gotten to the southwest

- The kidnap of passengers in Osun on Tuesday, March 2, proves this claim

- The abductors also killed at least one person in their attack

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The Osogbo/Ibokun road in Osun state was a dangerous spot on Tuesday, March 2, as some gunmen succeeded in killing a passenger and abducted many more on the expressway.

Sources who spoke with Punch revealed that the incident took place in the Obokun local government area in the evening.

Amotekun corps' field commander in the state, Amitolu Shittu, confirmed the development, having been at the scene of the crime.

Insecurity: Gunmen kill 1, abduct passengers in Osun state
The Amotekun corps' commander in the state confirmed the attack (Photo: @StateofOsun)
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Shittu disclosed that the gang launched their deadly attack with AK-47 rifles, adding that investigation into the tragedy has commenced.

Meanwhile, not less than 50 passengers were kidnapped by bandits on Tuesday, March 2, along the Tegina-Minna road in the Rafi local government area of Niger state.

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Sources revealed that some bandits blocked the road at Kundu town, a few kilometres from Zungeru town when three commercial vehicles were stopped and the passengers and drivers whisked away.

Earlier, it was reported that bandits kidnapped 18 passengers of the Niger State Transport Authority.

According to the report, the bandits left one of the passengers a woman, and her baby in a vehicle while they took the other travellers.

The incident occurred at Yakila village in Rafi local government area of Niger state as the passengers were heading to Minna from Kotangora.

Mallam Ibrahim Inga, the director-general Niger State Emergency Management Agency confirmed the abduction while speaking to the newspaper.

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Inga explained that the woman who was left behind said the bandits blocked the way and took 18 passengers on the bus.

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Onyirioha Nnamdi is a graduate of Literature and English Language at the University of Lagos. He is a Politics/Current Affairs Editor who writes on news and political topics for He brings into his reporting a wealth of experience in creative and analytical writing. Nnamdi has a major interest in local and global politics.


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