Abducted quarry workers, commuter regain freedom in Ibadan


The three workers kidnapped from a quarry site in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital have regained their freedom.

It was gathered that three workers of Megabolex Quarry in the Idi Ayunre area of Ibadan and a commuter were kidnapped last Tuesday.

Our correspondent has, however, learned that the four people have been released by their abductors.

It was gathered that they were released on Friday.

Acoording to a source on Friday by the police, who had been combing the forest in the area.

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Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Adewale Osifeso, when contacted confirmed the release of the victims to a source on Saturday.

Osifeso added that the victims have been reunited with their families.

He said, “Yesterday, 09/04/2021 at 6:20 pm, as a result of ceaseless and continuous combing of neighboring bushes and abandoned structures by a combined team of personnel from the anti-kidnapping squad and local vigilantes, exerting pressure on the abductors by closing in on them along Ibadan/ Ijebu-Ode Road, we have successfully rescued alive all the victims of the 6/4/2021 abduction.

They have been reunited with their families while the investigation is on top gear to track down the abductors. Subsequent developments would be communicated.”

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