*efforts ongoing to arrest the kidnappers – Police
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The female soldier and two other women kidnapped on Monday by gunmen at Onipe Community axis of Ibadan-Ijebu Ode Road, Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo State were on Friday rescued by the Oyo State Police Command
New Nigerian gathered that the female soldier and the two other women were finally rescued by police operatives, led by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Idi Ayunre Division at Triton Fish Company, by a bush at Ogunmakin Community
The release of the abducted women might not be unconnected with the sealing of all the forests along the Ibadan – Ijebu Ode road by policemen, together with other local hunters and vigilante groups.
Our Correspondent learnt that the three women were sighted coming out of the bush at about 9am looking unkempt and tired having being with their abductors for the past four days .
Speaking on the rescue of the female soldier and the two other women, Oyo state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) DSP Adewale Osifeso, said the rescue was achieved through police operatives’ efforts at dismantling the operations of the captors.
According to DSP Osifeso, “as a result of ceaseless strategic and systematic utilisation of intelligence and operational assets, the tactical sweep embarked upon, as coordinated by the Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has yielded desired result.”
The PPRO stressed that the pressure mounted on the kidnappers, with the invasion of their suspected hideout, as well as continuous trailing by the command operatives, made them to release their victims.
DSP Osifeso maintained that the three rescued women have been medically evaluated and reunited with their families, while efforts were still on to arrest the kidnappers.
New Nigerian recalled that the three women Mrs Theresa Okeowo, Mrs Abosede Adebayo and Mrs Bola Ogunrinde were kidnapped on Monday with Mrs Okeowo, a teacher in a secondary school in Ogun State said to have been given a ride by Mrs Ogunrinde, a Master Warrant Officer, along with Mrs Adebayo, who was working as a dentist, also in Ogun State, when they were kidnapped on Monday, April 12.
Mrs Adebayo, said to be a mother of two, was still nursing a baby on breast milk when she was abducted.