Connect with us

NEWS

Unknown gunmen kidnap travellers in Osun

Valentine Chinyem

Published

on

Unconfirmed number of travellers have been kidnapped along Omoh/Erin-Ijesha road in Ori-Ade Local Government Area of Osun State, by unknown gunmen.

It was gathered that some of the travellers were taken into nearby bush around Ori-Oke Omoh while others were left at the scene.

The Corps Commander of Amotekun outfit, Osun State, General Bashir Adewinbi confirmed the incident.

“We did not know the numbers of people that were kidnapped by gunmen but we have drafted people to the scene of the crime to secure there release,” he stated.

Police spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, also confirmed the incident.

She said:”Two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening and our men have been deployed to the area to rescue them.”

A security source said: ‘The Commissioner of Police alerted the Amotekun corps about the kidnap.

“The police with the Amotekun corps have been mobilised to the scene. The area that they kidnapped those travellers has been giving security agents issues for a while now.

“There was a time that they shot Amotekun corps there. The numbers of those abducted by the gunmen are not known.”