17th August, 2022
Police have begun manhunt for gunmen who abducted travelers Obo-Ile/Osi road, Ekiti local government area of Kwara State late Tuesday
Reports indicate that the bus conveying the passengers was hijacked by the gunmen said to be about five around 11.15pm.
The gunmen succeeded in abducting 6 passengers, but four of them later escaped as confirmed by the spokesperson for Kwara Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi.
While confirming the incident, Okasanmi said, “information regarding the kidnap of six occupants of a Hummer bus by five armed hoodlums was received today August 16th.
“On receipt of the information, detachments of conventional policemen, tactical teams, vigilante and hunters were immediately dispatched to the area for possible search, rescue and arrest of the suspects.
“Consequently, the victims’ vehicle, loaded with foodstuff was found abandoned, inside of which was recovered an empty shell of 7.62mm ammunition.
“The intensity of the pressure during the search and rescue efforts led to the abandoning of four of the abductees who have now been rescued and presently with the police.
“The kidnappers who are believed to be in the bushes with the two remaining victims would soon be smoked out and arrested.”
He added that no stone would be left unturned in rescuing the remaining victims still in the custody of the kidnappers.