BY LEKE ADEGBITE
Victims of recent Kidnapping on Idoani-Ifira Akoko axis in Ondo state, have recounted their experiences in the hand of their abductors after they were rescued by Amotekun Corps.
The Operatives of the Ondo state security network codenamed Amotekun Corps had on wednesday rescued 9 of the 12 travellers abducted by some gunmen in the state on Ifira Akoko -Idoani road, while the Corps rescued the remaining three victims on Friday night at the forest around the axis.
Speaking with newsmen at Amotekun Headquarters in Akure, three of the rescued kidnapped victims, Mr Benjamin Ojoga,
Miss Omolara Fajana and Mrs Faith Sunday, confirmed that they were coming from Abuja and going to Lagos when the gunmen attacked their vehicle on the road and shot into the air before taking them to the forest.
Ojoga and Fajana noted that they trekked in the forest for more than three hours on wednesday without eating or drinking water.
Addressing newsmen in Akure, the Corps Commander of Amotekun corps in the state, Chief Adetunji Adeleye said the victims were rescued after his men gave the kidnappers hot chase for several hours, noting that they carried out the operations with the help of other security operatives in the state such as the DSS, Nigeria Police and others.
Adeleye explained that in the process to avoid casualties in the rescue operation, his men did not exchange gun fire with the criminals, noting that they restricted their operations to Ondo state boundary while the kidnappers escaped to a neighbouring state.