Monday, 01 July 2024 04:25

Travelers kidnapped, one shot on Ogun highway

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On Sunday around 8 PM, over 20 travelers were reportedly abducted by gunmen on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. One victim was shot in the knee during the incident. The ambush occurred between the Sagamu Area Command of the Nigeria Police and Ilisan township.

Wemmy Osude, Chairman of the Ilisan Development Council, confirmed the event to reporters. He mentioned that one of the victims, a resident of Ilisan Remo, is receiving medical treatment at Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

Osude said, “Information reaching me right now confirmed a kidnapping incident between the Area Command and Ilisan City Gate (formerly Delabo). A resident of Ilisan (name unconfirmed) was reportedly shot in the knee and is receiving medical attention at Babcock Teaching Hospital. Other victims were taken into the bush. While waiting for additional information, please contact your loved ones who may be plying that road at about this time to be cautious.”

Osude added that he had spoken to the resident receiving treatment, who was in stable condition. He also mentioned discussing the incident with the Sagamu Area Commander, expressing hope that security agents would pursue the criminals and rescue the abducted individuals.

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