Police commend residents for credible information, rescue kidnap victims from gunmen
Two kidnapped victims have been rescued by the Kwara State tactical teams in collaboration with local hunters and vigilance members.
The rescue efforts took place in Obbo-Aiyegunle, Ekiti Local Government Area of the state.
Reports say the rescued persons identified as Samuel Faremi and Emmanuel Adeyemi were allegedly abducted by suspected kidnappers at Obbo Ayegunle town recently, shooting sporadically into the air.
Speaking on the incident, spokesperson of the state Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi commended the residents of the Obbo Ayegunle community for quickly alerting the security operatives and fortifying them with information that led to the rescue of the kidnapped persons unhurt.
He said: “The speedy intervention of the police tactical teams stationed in Ekiti/Eruku axis, the local vigilante and hunters eventually put paid to the murderous venture of the kidnappers.
“The hot chase and the firepower of the police teams forced the abductors to abandon their victims, thus making them to escape into the forest with gunshot injuries.
“The Command advised medical practitioners in the state to promptly alert the police of any patient(s) seeking medical attention on suspected gunshot injuries in their medical facility, ” he explained.
He said: “The rescued victims have been medically examined, found to be fit and have been released to their families.
He added that: “Six expanded Ak-47 ammunition and one expended cartridge were recovered in the scene,” stressing that “effort is ongoing to get the kidnappers arrested for prosecution.”