The Osun State Police Command in the morning of today, Saturday, confirmed the release of the seven travellers abducted along Osogbo/Obokun road.
Suspected herdsmen around 7:30 pm last Tuesday night came upon the road from the bush after Ajebandele village in Ibokun Council Area of Osun State.
In the process, they successfully abducted an unknown number of travellers.
During the attack, a yet-to-be-known man was shot dead, while two women sustained injuries.
The Commissioner of Police, Osun State, Mr Olawale Olokode, had said his men, Amotekun Corps, Vigilante and Hunters were combing the forest to ensure those abducted were released.
A statement by the spokesperson of Osun Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, stated that, with the frantic efforts of Police and support from other security outfits, they have secured the release of seven kidnapped along Ibokun/Osogbo road on 2nd March 2021.
“The victims were released due to the pressure mounted on the abductors by the Police and other security agencies. The victims will soon be reunited with their families.
“The Commissioner of Police appeals to the good citizens of the State to collaborate with Police to get rid of all criminal elements from the State.
He assured the members of the public/commuters of their safety as security measures have been put in place to forestall future occurrence,” she added.