Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has directed the security agencies to fish out those behind the kidnapping of two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Aiyetoro Campus as well as ensure that the victims were rescued unhurt.
Two OOU students identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola studying Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively were abducted at about 9pm on Sunday when the attackers stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro, in Yewa North Local Government Area of State.
A statement by Kunle Somorin, the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, described it as unfortunate.
Somorin said that the government and security forces are working on the situation and collaborating with relevant people to ensure victims safe return.
Said he: “the incident is most unfortunate. The government is beefing up security in the whole state. We just sent logistic and technical support to the Joint Security Intervention Squad in that local government area. Amotekun team will soon join them.
“While we sympathise with parents, relations and the university community, we want to assure them that their wards will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation,” the statement said.
The governor also charged the security people to engage locals in intelligence gathering to know where this bandits may be hiding within the surrounding township, villages and in the forest, saying security is a collective responsibility of both the government and the governed.