Men of the Kwara State Police Command have rescued the three farm managers that were abducted on Wednesday by some suspected kidnappers.
A statement by the spokesman of the state Police Command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi said: “The three abducted persons, Vetenary. Dr Julius Owoeye, Akeem Ajadi and Bola Adedoye, all workers of Bafford/Morola’s farms at Elega Via Pampo Village Ilorin, have been successfully rescued on Thursday by operatives attached to the command, led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Lawal Bagega.”
The statement said the Command was flabbergasted when the news of the abduction of the victims broke despite the tight security arrangements emplaced through out the state.
According to the statement, the news of the kidnap prompted the Commissioner of Police to give a marching order to the Command’s anti-kidnapping operatives which he personally supervised that eventually forced the kidnappers to abandon the victims when they could not withstand the intense pressure placed on them, hence they fled for their lives.
The police however, assured that efforts are still ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspects.
It added that the victims are evidently traumatised but are all in stable frame of mind as they have been attended to by the Command’s police doctors.
The police spokesman recalled that the Commissioner of Police had made a commitment to the effect that the victims would be rescued and suspects arrested, which has been achieved.
The police has therefore warned criminals irrespective of nomenclature that Kwara State is never a safe haven for criminal elements, as such should relocate to other states.
Six suspected kidnappers heavily armed stormed Panmo Commercial farms in Asa Local government area of the state where they abducted their victims.
Source: Voice of Nigeria