Kidnappers take over Osun as Amotekun battles killer herdsmen in Ondo, Oyo
The latest kidnapping in Osun State Saturday evening, in which passengers plying Ibadan/Akure expressway by Egbu Village Ikire, were violently abducted by criminals at Wasinmi, has continued to generate reactions amongst residents.
The armed men operate from forests, stretching across Osun State, from where they launch attacks, kidnappings, on travellers along the road.
The Police on Saturday claimed those abducted had been rescued, adding that security operatives were on the trail of the kidnappers.
Meanwhile, in early February, six passengers and the driver of a Toyota Sienna bus were abducted along the Ilesa-Akure expressway.
The abductors released three among them and sent them to inform the public about their abduction before the rest were later released after huge amounts were allegedly paid as ransom.
Also in early this year, three Chinese expatriates were abducted at the mining site around Ilesa, in the Osun East senatorial district and regained their freedom a week later after ransom in foreign currency allegedly exchanged hands.