Two staff of Bowen University, Iwo, kidnapped few days ago have been rescued, the Osun Police Command said on Friday.

The rescued persons were kidnapped by gunmen along Iwo-Osogbo road.

Confirming their rescue, the spokesperson for the state command, Folashade Odoro, said the victims were rescued by the police on Thursday afternoon.

She said they had been reunited with their families and no ransom was paid.

According to her, the state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Ige, assured the people of the state of their safety.

The two workers of the university were kidnapped on Monday, February 11 by gunmen while one person was shot.

Kidnapping in the area appears to have become commercial with more cases recorded over the last 3 months.

Late last year, some Methodist Church members including a priest, were kidnapped in the same area.

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“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," she said.

Odoro, however, said that the state police commissioner had warned hoodlums to stay away from all the polling units in the state.

"Whosoever is caught fomenting trouble will be dealt with according to the law," the PPRO said. 

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