Authorities confirm the kidnapping of a trader in Osun


The Osun Police Command revealed on Saturday that gunmen abducted a trader who was traveling with her products along the Ikirun-Osogbo Road in the early hours of Friday.

SP Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokeswoman, confirmed the event.

According to Opalola, the victim (a female merchant) was traveling from Ilorin to Ile-Ife in Osun when her vehicle was ambushed by the kidnappers.

According to Opalola, the driver of the vehicle escaped from the kidnappers and reported the event to the Iragbiji Police Station.

She stated that as soon as the incident was reported, a police team was dispatched to the spot and was later joined by local hunters to search the area for the victim.

The incident is the first reported kidnapping in Osun since January.

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