The police says, it has rescued two of the abducted passengers who were attacked by unknown gunmen on Tuesday along Osogbo/Ibokum road, Osun State.
A release signed the Osun State Command police public relations officer, Yemisi Olopade states that the commissioner of police, Wale Olokode personally led the rescue operation.
The release notes that the Police in prompt response to the distress call rescued two other female passengers with bullet wounds to a hospital and are responding to treatment.
“The release read in part: Sequel to the incident of 2nd March, 2021 around 7:40pm, where a gang of criminals emerged from the bush and blocked Ibokun/Osogbo road, along Oja-Tuntun area, Egbeda town in an attempt to kidnap/rob the unsuspecting victim(s) and which led to the death of a driver while attempting to maneuver and escape the blockade, the Police in prompt response to the distress call rescued two other female passengers with bullet wounds to a hospital and are responding to treatment.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc in his assiduous task in ensuring that the state is not a safe haven for criminals; personally led the combined team of Police officers, vigilante and local hunters to comb bushes to ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
“He further reiterated his resolve that, all forms of criminal incendiary will be checkmated in all nook and crannies. Criminals are warned to have a rethink as the Command has declared total war on unscrupulous elements.
“Finally, the Commissioner of Police enjoined members of the public to support, co-operate and collaborate with the Police in fighting crime and bring it down to the barest minimum by giving useful and prompt information to the police”.