Unknown gunmen on Sunday night kidnapped travellers along Omoh- Erin-Ijesa road, Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State
It was gathered that the travellers were ambushed by the gunmen, who took some of them to a nearby bush around a popular hill, while others were left at the scene.
The Commander of Amotekun in Osun State, General Bashir Adewinbi (Rtd) confirmed the incident on Monday.
“We did not know the number of people that were kidnapped by gunmen but we have drafted people to the scene of the crime to secure their release,” he said.
Also, the Osun State Police Command spokesperson, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the abduction.
She said: “Two people were kidnapped on Sunday evening and our men have been deployed to the area to rescue them.”
A security personnel added: “The Commissioner of Police alerted the Amotekun Corps about the kidnap. The Police with the Amotekun Corps have been mobilised to the scene. The area that they kidnapped those travellers has been giving security agents issues for a while now. There was a time that they shot Amotekun personnel there. The numbers of those abducted by the gunmen are not known.”