Gunmen on Monday afternoon abducted yet-to-be known numbers of passengers at Odo-Osun around Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State, The Nation has learnt.
It was gathered the commercial vehicle from Ekiti was going toward Ikirun through Ila road when the gunmen waylaid it at Odo-Osun and took passengers to a nearby bush.
A security source told The Nation the gunmen shot severally to force the vehicle to stop before all the passengers were whisked away.
Another source said volunteers of Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Hunter’s group and the police were combing bushes where the passengers were abducted.
The DPO of Imesi Police Station was said to have joined in combing the forests.
The Director-General of Kiriji Heritage Defenders, Dr Ademola Ekundayo, confirmed the development to our correspondent.
He assured volunteers of the socio-cultural group were on the trail of the abductors.
Spokesperson of Osun Police, Yemisi Opalola said: “I have not been briefed. I will get back to you on the matter”.