Operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, popularly called Amotekun Corps, have rescued nine kidnap victims including two toddlers in Osun State.
The victims were rescued by the joint team of Amotekun in Ondo and Osun states involved in the inter-border patrol in the southwest.
It was learnt that the victims were kidnapped at the Ipetumodu axis of the state along the Ilesha-Akure highway while on their way from Lagos to Ado-Ekiti.
The victims, who took off from Lagos around 5:00 pm, were said to have been waylaid by the kidnappers who took them to their den in the thick forest.
Chief Adetunji Adeleye, Chairman of the Council of Amotekun Commanders in the South West region, said his men swung into action after following a distressed call received by the corps.
He added that operatives of corps have continued to comb the forest in order to arrest the kidnappers.
“It was along Ipetumodu axis in Osun state and when we got to a village about 10km away from the road.
“We found out that the den is a regular dump area for Kidnappers because we found so many items which show that it is a permanent place where they keep kidnap victims,” he said.
Narrating her ordeal, one of the victims, Ife Balogun, who was travelling to Ado-Ekiti to celebrate Christmas with her grandma said the kidnappers kept them in the forest for several hours before the intervention of Amotekun corps.
Recall that few days ago, the security outfit, deployed no fewer than 310 Amotekun operatives to man inter-state borders and major routes in Ondo, Osun, Ekiti and Ogun states in order to checkmate activities of criminals within the region.
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