Three persons have been reportedly abducted by gunmen in Osu, Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State.
It was gathered that the incident, which occurred over the weekend, reportedly led to the deserting of the Ilesa-Osu road by motorists plying the route for fear of being kidnapped.
The kidnappers were said to have contacted the families of their victims to come forward and rescue them as soon as possible.
According to reports, the kidnappers demanded N50 million from the victims’ family members before they would be released.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, said a middle-aged man, Haruna Tanko, who is the owner of Sabo Stores at Iyeere area of the town, reported to the police that an unknown person called him on the phone that his brother, one Usman, and two others had been kidnapped.
Opalola added that the person who reported the case to the police said the abductors were demanding N50 million as ransom before the victims could be set free.
She, however, promised that the victims would be rescued soon, adding that the police had already swung into action to locate the hideout of the gunmen.
The police spokesperson admonished residents of the state to give useful information to the police in order to curb the activities of criminals in the state.