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Amotekun Confirms Attack On 18-Seater Bus, Abduction Of Travellers In Ondo




The Commander of Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, has confirmed the abduction of travellers by gunmen.


The incident took place in the Irun Akoko area of Ondo State, along Irun/Imesi Ekiti Road in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state.

A top security source disclosed that the gunmen attacked an 18 seater bus and abducted a yet-to-be-known number of travellers.


“They are yet to contact anybody for ransom or disclose the number of travellers in their den. I can tell you authoritatively that the police, soldiers and men of the Amotekun Corps from Ondo and Ekiti states, in collaboration with some local vigilantes are currently combing the forests to rescue the victims,” said Adeleye.

He added, “My men and soldiers from Ekiti are combing the forest but the hoodlums did not kidnap the whole 18 passengers in the bus. Some of the passengers escaped themselves, while our men, with soldiers, recovered some of the victims in the night. Our men have combed the forest as we speak.”


Jethro Onose, a student at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in Imeri, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State, who was kidnapped over the weekend along with his father, Maliki Onose, has been rescued.

Jethro was abducted while returning to school following a three-week holiday alongside his father, reportedly waylaid between the border towns of Ondo and Edo states.


Confirming the rescue, Adetunji Adeleye, commander of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, known as the Amotekun Corps, stated that a joint operation between the Navy and Amotekun led to the freedom of both father and son.

Adeleye expressed gratitude for the collaboration, and highlighted the extensive efforts made to locate and secure the victims.


“We combed the length and breadth of the forest with the permission of the Navy and in collaboration. Both the father and his son are now safe and have reunited with their family,” Adeleye said.

Damilola Ogunrotimi, Chairman of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) at the Navy secondary school, also confirmed the release of the student and his father. He added that their rescue has brought relief to the school community and the families involved.



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