Professional hunters attached to Okene Local Government in the late hours of Wednesday 20th October, 2021 requested and secured approval from the Council Chairman Engr. Abdulrazaq Muhammad to embark on rescue operation at Eretuba forest along Okene-Auchi road after credible intelligence of their location from the locals.
The victims, an indigene of Osun state were kidnapped on Monday 18ths October, 2021 along Okene/Ogori-Magongo road.
The discreet operation by the professional hunters was successful as the kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt while the kidnappers escaped with various degree of bullet wounds. Locally made guns, charms, rustled castles and other items were also recovered.
Sadly, one of the professional hunters paid the supreme price in the course of the operation. He has since been buried in accordance with Islamic injunctions.
Hon. Abdulrazaq sympathized with the outfit and assured the professional hunters of government continue support and determination to rid criminal and criminalities from Okene local government. The council chairman has since provided logistic arrangements for the victims to reunite with their family.
Special Adviser to the Chairman
(Media & Publicity)
21st October, 2021