Kidnapped FRSC officials freed

FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.
FRSC officials on duty used to illustrate the story.

The two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), kidnapped on Monday, have been released.

Their release was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES by the agency’s spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, on Wednesday.

The two officials, identified as Abioye and Bayegunmi, were kidnapped by unknown gunmen at Iwajara in Oriade Local Government Area of Osun State.

The kidnappers on Tuesday morning demanded N1 million ransom.

The officers were freed late on Tuesday.

It is not clear if payment was made for their release or not.

When contacted, Mr Kazeem in a short message to PREMIUM TIMES confirmed the release of the duo.

“They have been released,” his message read.

He said the agency would provide more details of the release later.

Kidnapping for ransom has become rampant in many states across Nigeria despite the efforts of security agencies. Dozens of kidnappers have been arrested by security agencies in different states in the past month.

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