- Criminals attacked a part of Osun state on Saturday, March 6
- In the operation, the evil fellows kidnapped at least two travellers who were on their way to Ibadan, the capital of Oyo
- However, the police in Osun have revealed that the victims have been rescued while some of the abductors are still in hiding
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An armed gang of criminals kidnapped two travellers along the Ife-Ibadan expressway close to the Ayedire local government area of Osun State on the evening of Saturday, March 6
The Nation gathered that the yet-tobe-identified travellers, on their way to the Ibadan, were accosted and whisked away to a nearby forest.
However, a security source disclosed to journalists that the abductors have been arrested by police officers.
Moreover, the spokesperson of the police command in the state, Yemisi Opalola, said both victims have been rescued from the clutch of their captors.
Earlier, 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 journalists 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.
Shittu disclosed that the gang launched their deadly attack with AK-47 rifles, adding that investigation into the tragedy has commenced.
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.
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