Five commuters who were abducted last Thursday at Ayedun ilasa,Ayebode road in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state have been set freed by their abductors. Police said.
The abduction came up in area after faceoff between the dare devil gunmen and the soldiers with the aim of Military personnel to curtail the kidnapping
The commuters fell into the hands of the kidnappers.
The Ekiti Police Command which gave the Confirmation yesterday said the victims were released on Sunday , the police however didn’t confirm payment of ransom.
Apart from the five persons that were arrested, two other persons were said to have been hit by bullets and sustained bodily injuries during the shootout.
The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Sunday Abutu, in a telephone chat on Monday said ,”All the kidnap victims, five in all, have regained their freedom.
“They were released around Ikole Ekiti in the Ikole Local Government area following efforts that we (police and another agencies) put up combing the bush. The pressure was much, so the kidnappers had to let them go.
“Efforts are still on to apprehend the kidnappers for prosecution to ensure safety of the people.
“We advise that people should be security conscious and make sure that they report all suspected faces around their environment to the security agencies especially the police,” the PPRO said.