Ondo State Police Command on Saturday rescued a couple, Mr and Mrs Gbenga Ibikunle, who were kidnapped last Wednesday along the Uso-Owo road from kidnappers den.
The couple were abducted by gunmen while travelling from Ebonyi State to Akure. It was gathered that the couple were traveling with their three underage children when the gunmen stopped them and dragged them into the forest leaving the children behind.
The kidnappers locked the vehicle the victims were travelling in while the policemen from the state rescued the children after they found them abandoned with the car.
A combined team of military personnel, Civil Defence Corps and Amotekun Corps swung into action, combing the forest which eventually led to the rescue of the couple.
It was, however, gathered that two suspects were arrested and taken into custody even as the kidnappers demanded N20 million ransom from the family of the couple.
The Police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the development, said the couple were rwscuwd when the security forces in the state invaded the forest.
H“We got information about the incident and we quickly dispatched our tactical squad for a rescue mission.
”We heard they were asking for N20 million ransom, but we are not interested in that. Rather we are going after them. We rescued the couple and we are going to get the perpetrators,” Ikoro said.