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Police frees Polaris Bank staff, one other from kidnappers in Ibadan

Oyo State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the release of two kidnapped victims in Ibadan.

It had reported that no fewer than five people were in the early hours of Monday kidnapped along the Ijebu-Ode/ Ibadan Road.

Our correspondent recalls that the gunmen stormed a quarry site located along Ijebu-Ode / Ibadan Road and kidnapped the five victims.

The gunmen took away one Mr. Popoola Isaac, a staff of RCC, Mr. Ismail Adeoye, a staff of Polaris Bank, and a staff of Wema Bank whose name couldn’t be disclosed.

Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the abduction on Tuesday.

It has now been confirmed that two of the five victims have been rescued.

It was gathered Wednesday morning that the duo were rescued by police tactical team.

Police Spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the development in a statement.

It was gathered that Babatunde Dauda, a staff of Polaris Bank and Oluwaseun Oluokun, a palm wine tapper were the victims rescued by the police.

Dauda was on his way to work while Oluokun was on his way to farm when they were abducted.

Fadeyi while confirming the release of the duo said, “Two persons (were) rescued by police tactical team. Efforts still being intensified.”


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