Gunmen have kidnapped two workers of Bowen University on Monday evening.
The victims, who are yet to be identified, were said to have been kidnapped at Ile-Ogbo junction along Iwo-Osogbo Road.
An eye-witness who managed to escape narrated the incident. He said they were stopped by armed men and marched into the bush.
He managed to escape, but was shot in the leg by the kidnappers and is currently being treated at an undisclosed hospital in the state.
Confirming the kidnap to The Nation newspaper, Folashade Odoro, spokesperson of the Osun State Police Command, stated that the Police is combing the bush to rescue the victims and apprehend the kidnappers.
“Yes, two people were kidnapped, and our men are already in the bush trying to rescue the victims and apprehend the abductors,” she said.
Nigeria decides 2019: Police speak on arrests of suspect with election results
The spokesman for the command, SP Geoffrey Ogbonna, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Umuahia on Saturday that he merely read the report of the arrest in a social media platform.
He said, “From our end here, we do not have such report. I only read the report in the social media.”
He was reacting to the allegation by Mr Benedict Godson, the Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia that a security agency arrested and “are in custody” of a man in possession of more than 500 written results.
Godson said that the suspect was being held by security operatives.
He said that the party was not comfortable with the activities of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr. Joseph Iloh.
He accused Illoh of bias and demanded that “he should strive to be neutral and not one-sided.”
He alleged that there was a conspiracy between the REC and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to stop APC impending electoral victory.
“We pray that God will touch the REC’s heart to play the game according to the rule.
“We also appeal to REC and PDP to stop the conspiracy and allow a free, fair and credible election,” Godson said.
He said that APC would not accept any election results that was not signed by the party’s agents for the polls.
He appealed to the police and other security agencies in the state to do the needful to ensure that the elections were peaceful and credible.
Reacting, the Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Don Ubani, dismissed the allegation, saying that the party had no plans to rig any elections in the state.
Ubani said that he had earlier issued a statement accusing the REC of withholding the result sheets.
He, therefore, wondered why APC would turn around to allege that the party and PDP were in a conspiracy to rig the polls.
Attempts made to get the reaction of the REC were unsuccessful as he was said to be “very busy” to attend to newsmen on the issue.
He also could not pick phone calls put across to him.
2019: Police confirm murder of Gov. Okowa’s aide, Ngozi in Delta
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Orisewejie Chuks, in a telephone chat with our correspondent, said, “Yes, it is confirmed.”
ASP Chuks said he does not know if the killing of the Governor’s aid was political or related to leadership tussle.
While noting that the Police have swung into action, ASP Chuks stressed that the culprits must be brought to justice.
It would be recalled that the late Lawrence Akpomiemie Ijeh was shot dead overnight in his car on his way from an event in Ekpan Community by gunmen.
BREAKING: Yobe: Buni Yadi under Boko Haram attack
Heavy gunshots are heard from different parts of the town, with all residents indoors.
The attackers were said to have entered the town at about 6pm today.
Buni Yadi is about 50km away from Damaturu, and has recently suffered Boko Haram attacks, with their target on military formations.
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