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Travellers kidnapped, one shot on Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway

No fewer than 20 travellers alongside the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway had been reportedly kidnapped by some gunmen at about 8 pm on Sunday whereas one of many victims was shot within the knee.

The gunmen had been mentioned to have ambushed the travellers between Sagamu Area Command of the Nigeria Police and Ilisan township.

The Chairman of Ilisan Development Council, Wemmy Osude, confirmed this to PUNCH Online.

Osude mentioned one of many victims of the assault who’s a resident of Ilisan Remo was already receiving medical consideration on the Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

He mentioned, “Information reaching me proper now confirmed a kidnapping incident between the Area Command and Ilisan City Gate (previously Delabo).

“A resident of Ilisan (identify unconfirmed) was reportedly shot within the knee and is receiving medical consideration at Babcock Teaching Hospital.

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“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 mentioned that he had spoken to the resident of the city who was being handled at Babcock University Teaching Hospital and he was mentioned to be in steady situation.

He added, “I have spoken to the Sagamu Area Commander about this incident, and hopefully, we trust that all the security agents will go after these criminals and rescue these people.”

This incident was preceded by the latest abduction of two others and the homicide of Prof Yinka Olomojobi of Babcock University, Ilisan Remo, on the Ajadeh Event Centre, alongside Iperu-Sagamu Road, Iperu Remo, within the Ikenne Local Government space.

Olomojobi was a professor of human rights and gender legislation.

Efforts to get the response of the spokesperson for Ogun State Police Command, SP Omolola Odutola, had been unsuccessful as calls put throughout to her line did not join.

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