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Police, OPC, Amotekun Corps, Others, Rescue Kidnap Victims In Osun State

Four of the travelers kidnapped at two different locations in Odo-Osun-Imesi and Esa Odo in Obokun Local Government area of Osun State have been rescued.

Radio Nigeria Nigeria learnt that their rescue was made possible by the combined efforts of local hunters, Amotekun Corps, men of the Kiriji Defenders, OPC and the Police.

A security source told Radio Nigeria that four of the six kidnapped victims were rescued during a gun duel that lasted over an hour, at a bush in Ere Ijesa in Obokun Local Government.

During the shootout, one OPC member was reportedly killed while one of the victims sustained injury and three of the kidnappers escaped into the bush with gunshot wounds.

The source explained that only the local hunters and the OPC engaged the kidnappers while the police only provided information as to the location of the criminals among other logistics.

In a telephone interview, the Director General of the Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Dr Ademola Ekundayo confirmed that four of the kidnapped victims had been rescued.

When contacted, the Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Mr Olawale Olokode said the operation was conducted by the police, local hunters and the OPC.

Mr Olokode who said one local hunter was shot dead, while three of the kidnappers escaped with gun wounds, added that efforts was on to arrest the kidnappers.

It would be recalled that on Monday, one person was kidnapped at Ede junction in Imesi, while another three were abducted around Osun River in Esa Odo in Obokun local government area of the state.

Adenitan Akinola

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