Gunmen Attack Commercial Bus, Abduct Traffic Officer on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

An officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Popoola Olasupo has been abducted at the Fidiwo axis on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

According to NAN, Olasupo was kidnapped around 6:30am on Sunday while heading to his duty post.

Witnesses said the attackers suddenly emerged from the bush and opened fire on a commercial bus that the TRACE officer was in.

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No other passenger was reportedly kidnapped, aside from Olasupo.

Confirming the incident, Abimbola Oyeyemi , spokesperson of the Ogun Police Command, said the anti-kidnapping squad of the force is on the trail of the kidnappers.

“Our anti-kidnapping squad is already after them, we are combing the forests and we know that they will all be arrested.

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“Ogun State is not a ground for criminals to settle. It is either they leave or we smoke them out of this state,” he added.

In the meantime, the incident was reported a few weeks after Oduneye Olusegun, a journalist, was abducted at the Ijebu-Ode area of the state.

The kidnappers were said to have demanded N30 million ransom from the family of the victim.

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A couple of days later, the journalist was rescued after police officers traced his car to the Idimu area of Lagos.

Meanwhile, the rescue party was said to have engaged in a 45-minute gun battle with the abductors, before Olusegun was freed and one of the suspects arrested.


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