By Emmanuel Ogundele
The Ondo State Police Command said 10 out of the 16 traders abducted yesterday morning by bandit have been rescued.
Spokesman for the Ondo Police Command, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, who gave the update in a chat with newsmen said the police was supported by other security agencies adding that the traders were abducted along the Akure-Owo highway by gunmen.
Ikoro further said the 10 traders were rescued after a gun duel with their abductors maintaining that four of the suspected kidnappers were arrested while efforts were on to rescue six other victims.
It was gathered that the traders were returning from Akure where they attended the monthly meetings of Iyalaje, Iyalojas and women leaders when they were abducted between Ogbese and Uso.
Among those abducted were Mrs Hellen Edward, the Iyaloja of Isua Akoko. Meanwhile the driver of the vehicle identified as Jimi was asked to go deliver the abduction message to their families.
He added that they were returning from Akure when they ran into the abductors shooting sporadically and then abducted the iyaloja along side a few other persons.