Security Forces Comb Forests To Rescue Abducted Ogun Businessman
Security agencies, including the Police, and the Amotekun Corps, have launched a manhunt for the gunmen who abducted a businessman at Imeko Afon, on the Ogun State border with Benin Republic.
Joining in the manhunt to rescue the businessman were operatives of the So-Safe Corps and local vigilante.
The businessman, Segun Oparinde, was abducted on Tuesday midnight from his home by the gunmen, amidst firing of gunshots which caused panic in the town.
The gunmen also shot his in-law Bello Ibrahim, who put on light to determine the direction of the gunshots.
Commander of the Ogun State Amotekun Corps, Retired Police Commissioner David Akinremi told a Rockcity FM correspondent, Yemi Eniola, on Wednesday that they were searching forests along Imeko-Obolo-Ayetoro axis.
The Amotekun commander said the kidnappers operated from a bush near the house of the businessman, waiting for him to return home.
Firing gunshots, the kidnappers swooped on him as he was about to enter the gate into his house, and drove him away in his car.
Akinremi said his men when alerted rushed to the scene, but the kidnappers drove into the forest along Imeko-Obolo-Ayetoro road, abandoned his car and transferred him into another vehicle to escape with him.
He promised that the businessman would be rescued, while asking people in the area to calm down.