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Police rescue 7 factory workers abducted in Kwara

Police rescue 7 factory workers abducted in Kwara
November 21
17:10 2021

The Kwara police command says it has rescued seven persons kidnapped by gunmen in the state.

Ajayi Okasanmi, police spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

Okasanmi said the rescued victims are workers of Lafrcdeen sachet water factory in Sosoki village around Alapa in Kwara state.

According to him, seven out of eight workers were kidnapped alongside Fatima Nurudeen, the owner of the factory on November 19.

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“Information was received by the police in Okeonigbin Divisional headquarters about the abduction of one Olujala Adegboja, 56, on his way back from his farm in Olla by six armed men and was led into the bush by the kidnappers,” he said.

“On receipt of the information, the state commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo, immediately deployed the command’s tactical teams with the local hunters and vigilante to the area to rescue the victims and arrest the hoodlums.

“The efforts, however, resulted in the rescue of seven out of the eight abducted workers. The command is getting close to rescuing the remaining victim and possible arrest of the kidnappers.

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“The command assured the general public that the efforts of the combined team of policemen, vigilantes and hunters are still ongoing to liberate the victims.”

He cautioned members of the public on security consciousness, and urged them to be mindful of disclosing information of their movements.

The spokesperson assured the people of the command’s commitment towards ensuring peace and safety before, during and after the festive season.

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