Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Tuesday ordered security agencies to go after the abductors of two students of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ayetoro Campus in Ogun state and ensure the safe return of the victims.
The students identified as Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola studying Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively were abducted at about 9pm on Sunday when the attackers stormed Igbole Aibo Quarter area of Ayetoro, in Yewa North local government area of state.
The Governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, described the students’ abduction as unfortunate.
The Governor also charged the security agencies to engage locals in intelligence gathering to know where the bandits might be hiding within the surrounding township, villages and in the forest, saying security is a collective responsibility of both the government and the governed.
Governor Abiodun said the State Government and security forces are working on the situation and collaborating with relevant people to ensure victims safe return.
He said, “the incident is most unfortunate. The Government is beefing up security in the whole State. We just sent logistic and technical support to the Joint Security Intervention Squad in that local government area. Amotekun team will soon join them.
“While we sympathise with parents, relations and the university community, we want to assure them that their wards will be rescued unhurt. We are on top of the situation”.