20 Travellers Abducted Along Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway

By Johnson Nwankwo

Over twenty travellers were abducted by gunmen on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode expressway, our correspondent gathered on Monday.

The travellers were on Sunday ambushed around the Sagamu area command of the Nigeria Police Force and Ilishan township. This incident has not been confirmed by the police authorities in the state.

Channels TV quoted the chairman of the Ilishan Development Council, Wemmy Osude, as saying one of the victims was shot in the knee during the incident.

He said that the victim, a resident of Ilisan Remo, was receiving medical treatment at Babcock University Teaching Hospital.

According to him, “Information reaching me right now confirmed a kidnapping incident between the Area Command and Ilisan City Gate. A resident was reportedly shot in the knee and is receiving medical attention at Babcock Teaching Hospital. Other victims were taken into the bush.”

Osude added that he had spoken to the resident receiving treatment. Quoting him, “The victim is in a stable condition.”

He also mentioned discussing the incident with the Sagamu Area Commander, expressing hope that security agents would pursue the criminals and rescue the abducted individuals.

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