Four out of the eight kidnapped staff of the Osun College of Technology, Esa-Oke, kidnapped on Tuesday by unknown gunmen have regained their freedom.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command in Osun, Mrs Folashade Odoro, disclosed this on Wednesday to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Osogbo.
Odoro, however, declined to give further details relating to their freedom but said police operatives were still working towards the release of the remaining four.
NAN had earlier reported that suspected gunmen on Tuesday, kidnapped eight staff of the College and also killed one of them that tried to escape the gunmen.
The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Adewale Oyekanmi, told NAN on Wednesday that the staff were attacked and kidnapped around 4:30pm, while leaving the college premises after the close of work on Tuesday.
Oyekanmi said the gunmen blocked Esa-Oke Road which leads to the college campus, stopped the vehicles of staff and abducted them.
“One of the staff was shot and killed when he did not stop and was trying to escape the gunmen in his car.
“So far, the gunmen have not made contact with the family of the kidnapped persons or with the school management.
“The police, DSS and men of the OPC are helping in combing the bushes to see if they can rescue the kidnapped staff,” he told NAN.