Gunmen abducted six occupants of a Hummer bus on Monday night, August 15, at about 7.30pm in Kwara state.
The occupants were said to have been attacked by the five-man gang between Obbo-Ile/Osi road.
Confirming the abduction, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, spokesperson of the state police command, said the police received a report of the incident in the early hours of today August 16.
He said on receiving the report, detachments of conventional policemen, Tactical teams, Vigilante and Hunters were immediately dispatched to the area for possible search, rescue and arrest of the suspects.
''Consequently, the victims' vehicle, loaded with foodstuffs was found abandoned, inside of which was recovered an empty shell of 7.62mm ammunition .
The intensity of the pressure during the search and rescue efforts led to the abandoning of four of the abductees who have now been rescued and presently with the police.The kidnappers who are believed to be in the bushes with the two remaining victims would soon be smoked out and arrested.'' he assured.