Kidnapped Osun speaker’s wife rescued… Two abductors killed in gun battle

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BY DAUD OLATUNJI

Muibat, wife of the Speaker, Osun State House of Assembly, Mr. Najeem Salaam, was, Saturday, rescued from her abductors along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, at Ogunmakin village in Obafemi-Owode local government area of Ogun  State by security operatives who acted on tip-off.

Vanguard gathered that two of the alleged kidnappers were shot dead while trying to escape with their victim while three of the kidnappers were reportedly arrested.

Muiba, who is the first wife of the Speaker, was kidnapped in Ejigbo town of Osun, last Tuesday, by a gang of kidnapper and allegedly took her to Ogun State.

Security sources said the rescue operation  turned violent when the suspected kidnappers engaged law enforcement agents in a shootout that lasted 30 minutes.

When contacted on phone at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemmefuna Okoye, disclosed that he was on his way to the state police headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta where the suspected kidnappers were taken to.

The arrest of the kidnappers was said to have been facilitated by men of the state vigilance group.

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