Army captain, D Gana and three others who were abducted on Tuesday by suspected herdsmen along Auga/Akunnu highway in Akoko North-East council area of Ondo State have been rescued by security operatives.
The spokesman of the Nigerian Army 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, Captain Ayorinde Omojokun explained that a combined team of the Army and other security agencies rescued the military officer and others without paying any ransom.
Recall that the kidnappers had demanded N20m ransom from the victims’ families.
Though the kidnappers were reported to have escaped from the hideout where the victims were kept on the arrival of the rescue team.
Efforts to speak with the Army Officer have since proved abortive as he declined to comment.
Meanwhile, the State Police Command has arrested two persons in connection with the killing of a leader of the Ogboni Fraternity in the South West, Chief Stephen Akinkunmi in Ore area of the state.
Akinkunmi, who was allegedly killed in the premises of the Saint Stephen Hotel, Ore on yesterday (Thursday), was shot dead after he refused to follow his killers’ orders.
It was reported that the killers allegedly made away with some documents and cash of about N2 million belonging to the deceased.
Speaking on his death, the deceased brother, Joshua Akindele said the laid ambush for his brother in the hotel having lodged there for three days.
The deceased wife Mrs Toyin Akinkunmi also cried out for protection from the state government and the security agents, adding that she had been receiving threat messages from some people.
” Some people have been calling us on the telephone, threatening our lives, we want the security agencies to help us arrest the perpetrators, we also want justice.”
Police image maker Tee-Leo Ikoro, who confirmed the arrest of the two suspects said the command had begun the investigation into the incident.
Ikoro then assured the public that perpetrators will be uncovered and ensure they are brought to book.
Reported by: Fatimah Oyesanmi