Be careful: Fourteen passengers were abducted by suspected herdsmen in Osun state

So sad, as some criminal gangs, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped no fewer than 14 passengers at Ajeoku junction, along Otan-ile-Okemesi road in Obokun Local Government of Osun.

An eyewitness, Chief Saka Adelu said, some of the criminals who pretended as passengers boarded an Abuja-bound bus from Osogbo before striking at the said location around 5pm Sunday evening.

He narrated that while 14 of the passengers were taken away, others were left behind who later reported the case at a nearby police station.

The police is yet to react to enquiries by newsmen over the issue, as the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Folashade Odoro was said to be in a meeting with the Commissioner of Police when contacted by newsmen.

However, a top-notch member of Odua People’s Congress (OPC) in Osun confirmed the incident to newsmen, stating that his men and police officers were already ‘combing’ the bush to rescue victims.

“It is true, some of the passengers who were left behind reported the case to our people at Otan-ile, they said the criminals were in bus with them from Osogbo, before they eventually struck.

“We are presently trailing them and we are going to definitely get them.” he noted.


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