• News - South West - Ondo
  • Updated: June 09, 2023

Ondo Security Taskforce Rescues 18 Kidnapped Passengers

The 18 passengers of a commercial bus who were kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the Usual Akoko-Abuja highway have been rescued.

They were arrested by operatives of the joint security agencies in Ondo State.

The details of their reacue was made available by the Commander of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) Adetunji Adeleye in Akure

"On the June 6, we got a distress call that an 18-seater passengers bus with number plate EKP263 LG coming from Kogi State towards Ondo State was waylaid by men suspected to be kidnappers along Eti-Osa near Isua.

“Our men, both the tactical team from the headquarters and the Isua local government coordinator moved immediately to the scene and started manhunt for the victim.

"Two female victims as a result of hot chase were left behind.

“Also the conductor of the vehicle was the first to be rescued as a result of the hot chase.

“Men of the Nigeria Army and the Police in a joint effort with the local hunters over the night.

By 6 am the following morning, 13 others were rescued in the thick forest between Kogi and Ondo states boundary through the combined efforts of the men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, Amotekun, the Nigeria Police and officers and men of 32 Artillery bridge who joined in the operation."

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