Police officer, ASP Ahmed Yusuf, who was abducted from his house in the Oloje area of Ilorin on October 11 at about 10 pm by six armed hoodlums has been rescued.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Okansanmi Ajayi, said Yusuf was rescued at about 2.30 am today at a bush border between Kwara and Oyo states.
Ajayi said the rescue efforts was made possible by the insistence of the Commissioner of Police Kwara State, CP Paul Odama, who declared that rescuing the kidnapped officer unhurt and possible arrest of the criminal abductors was a task that must be achieved.
”Consequently, the CP dispatched the Command’s Tactical Teams, local Vigilante and hunters with support of the Oyo State Amotekun squad.
The efforts by the combined team yielded the expected result as the kidnappers escaped and abandoned the abducted ASP under severe pressure of being arrested, the moment they found out the teams had formed a ring around their location, the victim thereafter sauntered to where the police teams were waiting for him and was rescued.”
He said the ASP is currently undergoing medical examination and would be allowed to join his family as soon as he is confirmed fit by the police medical doctor.
”In the meantime, effort is still being intensified to get the abductors arrested for prosection.”he said