By Williams Anuku, Abuja
Police in Oyo State Command, in collaboration with local hunters and vigilante members, are on the trail of unknown gunmen that abducted two persons on Wednesday, April 21, on Eruwa-Igboora road.
It was gathered from sources that the operatives, consisting of teams from Anti-Kidnapping Squad (AKS) Monitoring Unit, Skynet, Eruwa Division, as well as the local hunters and vigilante members, went into the bush on Thursday, and had employed intelligence-based technology to comb the forest for the victims.
They were said to have searched to the state boundary with Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State.
The abductees were ambushed on the road by kidnappers at Opeki Bridge, under Eruwa Division’s jurisdiction, while riding in a Mazda Primacy vehicle.
The gunmen reportedly shot sporadically before whisking their victims off.
Elendu Reports also learnt that policemen discovered the abandoned vehicle, with its ignition working, at about 9 pm, while patrolling the road.
They were said to have moved the vehicle to the police station, with the thought that it was probably stolen and abandoned.
A reliable source also confirmed the incident that on Thursday, the kidnappers called the families of their victims through their phones, demanding an undisclosed amount as ransom.
Though the police spokesman, DSP Adewale Osifeso could not be reached for comments, a source decried the claims in the media that 18 people were, saying that the police never heard or knew of such a number as kidnap victims.
The source confirmed police presence in the bush on a search-and-rescue mission as seen in the photograph.