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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said there will be no-hiding place for criminals.
He said a 17-year-old kidnap victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, has escaped from captivity.
The governor said the victim, who was kidnapped on his way to the Redemption Camp on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, escaped from his abductors as security operatives swooped on their den in Ikorodu, Lagos.
“The victim, Akinlaja Ireoluwa Oluwatomiwa, is a student of the Redeemers University in Osun State. He was on his way to join his parents when he was kidnapped.
“Our security men trailed the kidnappers to Ikorodu where the victim was being held hostage. Their arrival on the scene gave the victim the opportunity to escape from captivity.
“We are happy that the victim escaped unhurt. He has since been reunited with his parents,” he said.
Abiodun, who made this known in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, said security operatives were on the trail of the kidnappers, adding that no effort would be spared to rid the state of undesirable elements.
“The governor appreciates the sacrifices of the security personnel and urges them not to relent in their commitment at restoring public confidence and safety on the highways,” the statement said.
It added: “Ogun State has zero tolerance for terrorists, bandits, kidnappers or ritual murderers and other criminals by whatever name they are called.
“Our security system has been fortified to repel them. We will smoke them out and visit the full wrath of the law on them.”
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