Seven travellers kidnapped along Osogbo/Obokun road in Osun State on Tuesday night have been freed, the state Police Command has said.
Recall that gunmen had kidnapped an unknown number of travellers plying the road after Ajenbandele village in Ibokun Council Area of the state.
Reports have it that during the attack, a yet-to-be-known man was shot dead while two women sustained injuries.
But in a statement on Saturday morning, spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Yemisi Opalola, said the victims were rescued by men of the command, Amotekun Corps, Vigilante, and Hunters.
She said the Commissioner of Police, Osun State, Olawale Olokode, had directed the joint team to comb the forest to secure the release of those abducted.
“The victims were released due to the pressure mounted on the abductors by the Police and other security agencies. The victims will soon be reunited with their families.
“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State to collaborate with Police to get rid of all criminal elements from the State while assuring the members of the public/commuters of their safety as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence,” she added.