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Kidnapping: I won’t give a breathing space for terrorists- Gov Abiodun vows


Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has vowed that he would not allow any  no-hiding place for criminals and terrorists.

Speaking through his Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, the Governor said that efforts are on top gear to weed out criminal activities from the state.

According to him, the  17-year-old kidnap victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, has escaped from the hands of his abductors, noting that security operatives are making move to apprehend the culprits.

The Governor stated that Oluwatomiwa was kidnapped on his way to the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, before finding his to escape.

“The victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, is a student of the Redeemers University in Osun State. He was on his way to join his parents when he was kidnapped.

“Our security men trailed the kidnappers to Ikorodu where the victim was being held hostage. Their arrival on the scene gave the victim the opportunity to escape from captivity.

“We are happy that the victim escaped unhurt. He has since been reunited with his parents,” he said.

“The governor appreciates the sacrifices of the security personnel and urges them not to relent in their commitment at restoring public confidence and safety on the highways,” the statement said.

He added: “Ogun State has zero tolerance for terrorists, bandits, kidnappers or ritual murderers and other criminals by whatever name they are called.

“Our security system has been fortified to repel them. We will smoke them out and visit the full wrath of the law on them.”