Bandits suspected to be kidnappers attacked a commercial bus along Obbo Ayegunle-Osi Road in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State, killed two people, and kidnapped several others.
The clash happened around 5 pm on Saturday, June 4, when the armed men attacked the 18-seater bus with REG NO XC 167 MUN, traveling from Ilorin.
The driver was identified simply as Akeem, and one Mama Ariye died in the process while the rest of the passengers were kidnapped.
The spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident and said, the commissioner of police has directed that a massive manhunt for the assassin to commence.
The statement read, “On receipt of the information by the police in Obbo Ayegunle, policemen, vigilante, local hunters and available members of sister agencies on the ground immediately raced to the scene,”
“Bodies of the dead were retrieved and deposited at Carosi Hospital mortuary in Osi for autopsy, while they stormed the bushes in an effort to get the kidnapped victims rescued
“The Commissioner of Police, Cp Tuesday Assayomo, on hearing of the unfortunate incident directed that a massive manhunt for the perpetrators of the heinous crime must commence, gave a marching order to the Area Commander and the Divisional Police Officers covering the area to move into the bushes to ensure that the kidnapped victims were rescued and the kidnappers arrested.”
While sympathizing with the family of people that are murdered the Commissioner of Police assured that the assassin of the crime would be fished out from wherever they may be hiding.
He added, “Consequently, the CP has directed a 24-hour patrol of the area in conjunction with other sister security agencies to boost the confidence of the people and to also prevent any further attack in the area.”
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