Police rescue two-year-old boy and 11 women in Kwara

A combined team of security teams in Kwara State on Monday rescued a two-year-old boy and 11 market women from their kidnappers.

The 11 market women were said to have been assaulted and kidnapped around Oyi Bridge in Yaaru/Olayinka village by some kidnappers along Ajase-ipo/Oke-Ode road between 6pm and 7pm while they were returning. From the market.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Toun Ejire-Adeyemi, confirmed the rescue operation to Punch Metro on Tuesday.

Ejire-Adeyemi said the victims, including a two-year-old boy, were rescued from their kidnappers by the security team.

Ejire-Adeyemi said: “11 market women and a two-year-old boy were rescued by the security team who combed the forest in search of the kidnapped victims. All victims have been rescued and returned to their families.

“Some of those injured during the rescue operation were taken to Share General Hospital, Ifelodun Local Government Area and were discharged after treatment,” he said.

Also speaking on the incident, the coordinator of Kwara South Joint Community Security Watch, Olaitan Oyin-Zubair, commended the joint security team for their efforts in rescuing all the persons kidnapped by the gunmen suspected of being kidnappers.

Oyin-Zubair said: “The bravery and steadfastness of Hunters/Vigilante in the successful rescue of all those kidnapped in last Wednesday’s kidnapping along Ajassepo/Okeode Rd along Oyi Bridge between Yaru-Olayinka in the local government of the state of Ifelodun is commendable.
Oyin-Zubair said in a statement on Tuesday that thanks to the spontaneous efforts of hunters and vigilantes, nine of the abductees regained their freedom a day after the incident.

“The rescue team of Hunters/Vigilancers and the Police Anti-Kidnapping Squad never rested in combing the forests until the last group of kidnapped people regained their freedom yesterday (Monday).”

He revealed that no ransom was offered for any of the kidnapped people despite persistent daily demands from the kidnappers.

Elder Oyin Zubair also revealed that “yesterday’s (Monday) successful exercise of the rescue mission by a combined team of Hunters/Vigilancers and military was made possible by intelligence gathering that hinted at the possible location of the bandits over which the attacks were carried out. carried out successfully.”

He commended all those who supported the operations, particularly the State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq, Commissioner of Police, Victor Olaiya, Military Commander and Ifelodun Local Government ICT Chairman, Hon Jide Asonibare, who provided logistical support and funds for operations. as well as the treatment of victims at the General Hospital, Share.

Oyin-Zubair charged uniformed and traditional security agencies to continue working in unison to flush out bandits from Kwara South in particular and the State as a whole.