The Kwara Police Command has rescued seven workers of Lafrcdeen Pure Water Factory, who were kidnapped by gunmen on November 19, in Sosoki village, via Alapa.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ajayi Okasanmi, on Sunday, in Ilorin.
Mr Okasanmi, a superintendent of police, said the gunmen stormed the factory and abducted seven out of eight workers including the owner of the factory, Fatimah Nurudeen.
“In a similar fashion, information was received by the police in Okeonigbin Divisional headquarters about the abduction of one Olujala Adegboja, 56, on his way back from his farm in Olla by six armed men and was led into the bush by the kidnappers.
“On receipt of the information, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo, immediately deployed the command’s Tactical Teams with the local hunters and vigilante to the area to rescue the victims and arrest the hoodlums.
“The efforts, however, resulted in the rescue of seven out of the eight abducted workers, the command is getting close to rescuing the remaining victim and possible arrest of the kidnappers.
“The command assured the general public that the efforts of a combined team of policemen, vigilantes and hunters are still ongoing to liberate the victims,” he said.
He advised the public to always be conscious of whom they share vital information about their movements with and to be security conscious at all times especially at this period when the year is running to an end.
Mr Okasanmi added that everybody including the good and the bad ones would want to celebrate Christmas and New Year with pockets filled with money, even as they have no explainable means of livelihood.
The PPRO said the command would not relent in its commitment in ensuring that the good people of Kwara slept with their two eyes closed at night.
He also said the command would ensure the peace and safety of the people before, during and after the Yuletide.