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Kidnapped Osun couple escape from captivity

The woman was found by operatives of the Amotekun Corps running out of the Kelebe forest area at about 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

• April 19, 2023
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Amotekun [Credit: Daily Post Nigeria]

A couple kidnapped in the wee hours of Saturday on the Iragbiji-Osogbo Road have escaped from their abductors

 The woman was found by operatives of the Amotekun Corps running out of the Kelebe forest area at about 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Amotekun commander in Osun, Brig.-Gen. Bashir Adewinmbi, said the woman was taken to the state security outfit office where she revealed her name was Margret Jonah, the woman that was kidnapped with her husband on Saturday. 

The woman stated that they lived in Iragbiji and were returning home from Osogbo, where they went for a church vigil, before they ran into the ambush of the kidnappers.

“She said their kidnappers fled when the police were closing in on them, giving her and her husband an opportunity to escape, but in different directions,” Mr Adewinbi said.

Mr Adewinmbi said the corp called the family of the woman to let them know that she had been rescued and that she had also been handed over to the Police Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

The husband too was fine and with the police anti-kidnapping unit, having been rescued from the forest.

Suspected kidnappers abducted the man and woman on the Osogbo-Iragbiji road, in the early hours of Saturday,  while returning from a Church vigil on their motorcycle. 

(NAN)

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