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April 20, 2021
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Kidnapped Ogun Varsity Students Freed

The two kidnapped female students of the Ayetoro Campus of the Onabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ogun State have regained freedom.

They got their freedom last night, few hours after Governor Dapo Abiodun directed security agencies to ensure the rescue of the two students unhurt.

He also ordered the arrest of their abductors.

The Nation reported that two OOU students,  Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola, studying Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics, were abducted at about 9pm on Sunday when the attackers stormed Igbole Aibo Quarters, Ayetoro, in Yewa North Local Government.

A statement yesterday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kunle Somorin, quoted Governor Abiodun as describing the abduction as unfortunate.

Abiodun said the government and security forces were collaborating with people to ensure the victims’ safe return.

“The incident is most unfortunate. The government is beefing up security in the whole state. We’ve just sent logistic and technical support to the Joint Security Intervention Squad in that local government. The Amotekun team will soon join them.

“While we sympathise with the parents, guardians, relations and the university community, we assure them that the victims will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation,” he said.

The governor urged security agencies to engage the indigenes in intelligence gathering to know where the kidnappers might be hiding.

THE NATION

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