Six travellers were on Monday abducted between Obbo-Ile/Osi road in Ekiti local government area of Kwara state by five armed hoodlums.
And in a swift reaction, operatives of the Kwara state police command who launched a manhurt for the kidnappers Tuesday rescued four out of the six vicrims.
A statement by the state police public Relations Officer Okasanmi Ajayi said an empty shell was recovered from an empty shell of 7.62mm ammunition from a bush where the abductors abandoned the victims vehicles.
The statement reads, “Information regarding the kidnap of six occupants of a Hummer bus Reg No: Abuja KUJ 613 AA between Obbo-Ile/Osi road by Five armed hoodlums at about 2315hrd of 15/8/2022 was recieved today 16/8/2022 at about 0730hrs.
“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 foodstuffs 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.
“The commissioner of police, Kwara state, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc (+) wishes to assure the families of the yet to be released victims, that no stone would be left unturned in rescuing the remaining victims still in the custody of the kidnappers .. He further advised commuters to avoid night journeys, especially on isolated roads”.