Police rescue kidnapped Bowen University workers

Nigerian police

The police in Osun has said that the two kidnapped members of staff of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, have been rescued.

The workers were kidnapped on February 11 by suspected gunmen along Iwo-Osogbo road.

In a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Osogbo, Osun Police spokesperson, Folashade Odoro, said the victims were rescued by the police on Thursday afternoon.

She said no ransom was paid to rescue the victims who had since reunited with their families.

Odoro said the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Ige, has assured the people of the state of their safety during and after the elections.

“The police commissioner has made adequate security arrangement for the peaceful conduct of the election.

“We urge voters to go out en masse and exercise their civic duty without fear or intimidation by anyone.

“Whosoever is caught fomenting trouble will be dealt with according to the law,’’ she said.