Officers of the Oyo State Police Command, just yesterday, Wednesday, took to the forest at Onipe Community, on Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road, to continue the search for victims kidnapped by gunmen on Monday.
The search was directed and led by Gbenga Ojo, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, and it involved officers from Idi Ayunre Division, Anti-Kidnapping Squad (AKS), Monitoring Unit, Police Mobile Force (PMF), Skynet, Swift Response Squad (SRS), Puff Adder, other tactical teams, local hunters and vigilantes. They took with them some journalists too.
They started ransacking the bush around 9:00 a.m. and stopped around 4:30 p.m., the officers were deep in the bush at Onigambari, to link other places where the abductors were tracked to.
While the search party were at it in the forest, the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations opened up to Journalists, on the recent cases of abduction in the axis. ACP Ojo said that in the progress of the investigation, it was discovered that the abducted victims are usually taken into nearby bushes.
He said: “As part of security measures put in place by the command, we have deployed several patrol vehicles along the road to check the activities of these hoodlums.