Some gunmen have abducted seven travellers along Ilesha-Akure road, near Iwaraja junction, and demanded payment of ransom before releasing them.
The identities of the victims were not clear as of the time of filing this report, although they were said to be members of a transport union.
Mc Ebisco gathered that the Osun State Coordinator of Oodua Peoples Congress, Prince Deji Aladesawe, who confirmed the abduction said, “It is true that seven passengers were abducted on the road late Monday. But three of the victims were released today (Tuesday). Two women and a man were released. Their abductors also told the victims that they are Fulani bandits.
The Corps Commandant, Osun Amotekun Corps, Brigadier General Bashir Adewinbi (retd.), said his men in collaboration with other security agencies were working to rescue others in the custody of the abductors.
Osun Police Spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, could not be reached through her mobile line as calls to the line did not go through.