All victims of kidnapping that occurred earlier at the Odo-Osun axis near Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun state have been rescued.
It was reported earlier that some gunmen suspected to be bandits, abducted passengers on the busy road. However, they have been released unhurt according to the Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Mrs Abiodun Ige in Osogbo Tuesday.
Naija News learnt that a local security lost his life in the process. Ige told newsmen that the rescue effort was made possible by the combined team of security operatives quickly deployed by the state government to the troubled spots for necessary security surveillance.
The Special Adviser on Security to the Governor also announced that during the search and rescue operation, one local security operative lost his life and another who sustained injuries is presently responding to treatment in the hospital.
While consoling the family of the deceased, Ige stated that the state government has expressed a deep sense of appreciation for the gallantry and show of courage displayed by the local operatives who acted promptly leading to the eventual rescue of the abducted passengers unhurt.
Manwhile, some gunmen suspected to be bandits have reportedly killed no fewer than nineteen people in Katsina State.
Naija News learnt that the gun-wielding men stormed Tsauwa, a village in the Batsari Local Government Area of the state and set houses and grains reserves on fire while they also allegedly cart away valuables and domestic animals after killing scores.