December 4, 2023

Atleast 13 people, including seven wedding guests, a pastor and his wife have been abducted in two different kidnapping incidents in kwara state.

Public Relations Officer in Kwara State Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, in a press statement confirmed the incident on Sunday.

Okasanmi, however, disclosed that nine victims of the two incidents have been rescued.

The statement reads, “Reports of two kidnap incidents were received simultaneously by the Kwara State Police Command on Saturday 07/08/2021 at about 1735hrs to the effect that, along Okeonigbin/Omuaran highway and Ekiti / Ekan Meje axis that six armed men emerged from the bush and stopped a Siena bus in transit from Ekiti state on its way to Ilorin and the seven occupants of the vehicle were marched into the bush.

“The Command promptly dispatched its tactical units comprising the Anti kidnapping and Anti cultists units, joined by local hunters and vigilantes members while police patrols on the routes were alerted.

“The abductors were instantly chased into the bushes, four out of the seven abducted persons were rescued, efforts are still in top gear to get the remaining three rescued.

“Deploying similar tactics by operatives, those abducted in Ekanmeje/Ekiti axis using the same modus were equally rescued, remaining a pastor and his wife who the Command is frantically doing everything possible to rescue unhurt.”

The spokesperson added, “some suspects have been arrested and are helping the command in her investigation adding the situation is under control.”

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