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Kwara Police Command rescues kidnapped officer

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Kwara State Police Command, on Sunday rescued  ASP Ahmed Yusuf of IGP Monitoring Team, six days after he was kidnapped by six armed men.

Ahmed Yusuf, attached to the State Police Command, was abducted in his house in Oloje area of Ilorin, the state capital on Monday at about 2200hrs.

He was rescued at about 0230hrs on Sunday at a bush border between Kwara and Oyo state.

The rescue efforts was made possible by a combined team of police tactical teams, local vigilante, and hunters with the support of the Amotekun Squad, according to the spokesperson of the police command, Okasanmi Ajayi in a statement in Ilorin on Sunday.

“The efforts by the combined team yielded the expected result as the kidnappers escaped and abandoned the abducted ASP under severe pressure of being arrested, the moment they found out the teams had formed a ring around their location, the victim thereafter sauntered to where the police teams were waiting for him and was rescued.”

The ASP, is currently undergoing medical examination and would be allowed to join his family as soon as he is confirmed for by the police medical doctor, the spokesperson added.

Police Commissioner Paul Odama, commended the efforts of the police and vigilante teams for the gallantry displayed in the efforts that ultimately led to the rescue of the ASP.

The CP reaffirmed his determination to make Kwara State inhabitable to criminal elements, adding that the state would never be allowed to play host to criminal elements of whatever nomenclature.

In the meantime, effort is ongoing to get the abductors arrested for prosection.

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