Published February 10, 2021
Bola Bamigbola , Osogbo
Some gunmen have abducted seven passengers along Ilesha – Akure road , near Iwaraja junction , and demanded payment of ransom before releasing them .
The abduction, according to sources , occurred on Monday and the victims were said to have been moved to a forest in Iwaraja.
The identities of the victims were not clear as of the time of filing this report , although they were said to be members of a transport union .
But the Osun State Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress, Prince Deji Aladesawe , who confirmed the abduction to The PUNCH , said , “ It is true that seven passengers were abducted on the road late Monday . But three of the victims were released today ( Tuesday ) . Two women and a man were released . Their abductors also told the victims that they are Fulani bandits .
The Corps Commandant, Osun Amotekun Corps , Brigadier General Bashir Adewinbi ( retd .) , said his men in collaboration with other security agencies were working to rescue others in the custody of the abductors .
Osun Police Spokesperson , Yemisi Opalola, could not be reached through her mobile line as calls to the line did not go through.