Police rescue 2 men from kidnappers in Kwara

By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo

The Police Command in Kwara has rescued two men, Samuel Faremi and Emmanuel Adeyemi from kidnappers in Obbo Ayegunle in Ekiti Local Government Area of the State.

This is contained in a statement issued by the Command Spokesman, SP. Okasanmi Ajayi on Thursday in Ilorin.

He said that the victims were abducted by suspected kidnappers who invaded Obbo Ayegunle town at about 8 p.m. on Feb. 9, while shooting sporadically into the air.

According to him, the speedy intervention of the police tactical teams stationed in Ekiti/Eruku axis, local vigilantes and hunters forced the abductors to abandon their victims.

“The hot chase and the fire power of the Police teams forced the abductors to abandon their victims, thus making them to escape into the forest with gunshot injuries,’’ Ajayi said.

He commended the residents of Obbo Ayegunle for the timely information to the command that eventually helped in the successful rescue of the victims.

The spokesman added that the rescued victims, who were medically examined and found to be fit, had been released to their families.

Ajayi said that six expanded AK-47 ammunition and one expended cartridge were recovered at the scene.

He said that the Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Tuesday Assayomo advised health facilities in the state to promptly alert the police of any patient with gunshot injuries seeking medical attention.

The commissioner assured that the suspects would be tracked, arrested and prosecuted.

He advised members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious movements around them to the police through the following telephone lines: 08126275046, 07032069501. (NAN)