Police, Amotekun comb Osun bushes as gunmen kill one, abduct travellers


Published March 4, 2021

Bola Bamigbola , Osogbo

Some gunmen have killed a passenger of a commercial car, and abducted unspecified number of commuters along Osogbo – Ibokun Road .
Sources in the area said the incident occurred between 7 .30 and 80 pm on Tuesday near Ajebandele, a village in the Obokun local government area of Osun State .
It was learnt that two people were also injured while a commercial vehicle was damaged .
The spokesperson for the Osun Command of Nigeria Police Force, Yemisi Opalola, on Wednesday said search and rescue operation for those abducted had commenced .
Opalola said police operatives , joined by men of the Joint Task Force and Amotekun Corps , were combing the bush to secure the release of the victims .
The perpetrators had reportedly attacked a car said to have taken off from Ede and headed for Esa Oke .
Security sources said the gunmen shot dead one of the occupants and forced the vehicle to stop before abducting some of the passengers .
Many of the commuters caught in the melee that followed the attack , were said to have abandoned their vehicles and ran into the bush .
The Field Commander , Amotekun Corps in Osun , Comrade Amitolu Shittu , confirmed the incident .
Amitolu said the deceased was shot on the head by the attackers Ak -47 rifle.
“ At the scene , we recovered shell of the bullet used by the attackers. From that , we can say the perpetrators used Ak -47 rifles . One person was shot dead , two others were injured .
“ Some passengers in the vehicle were also abducted and taken to the bush . We are still combing the bush rescue those that are still being held ,” Shittu said .

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