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Gunmen Kill One, Kidnap Many Travellers In Osun

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Unknown gunmen have killed one passenger and abducted many travellers along Osogbo/Ibokun road in Osun State on Tuesday night.

It was learned that the incident occurred around 7:30 pm after Aje Bamidele village in Obokun Local Government Area of the state.

An eyewitness who spoke with The Nation said the gunmen attacked the passengers and shot dead a man, while an unspecified number of passengers were also abducted.

He said: "We heard several gunshots and we saw that vehicles plying the road are making U-turn.

"I got to know that they killed one traveller while they abducted others."

Confirming the incident, Field Commander of Osun State Amotekun Corps, Comrade Amitolu Shittu, said one person was killed during the attack.

Shittu disclosed that attackers carried AK-47 rifles, adding that search and rescue operations had commenced for those abducted.

He said: "One person was killed by the gunmen while they abducted yet-to-be-known numbers of travellers.

"We saw pellets of AK-47 used at the scene of the crime. We are still combing the forest to rescue those that were kidnapped."

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.