Nigeria: Daring Rescue Operation: Ogun State So-Safe Corps Frees 17-Year-Old from Kidnappers

Nigeria: Daring Rescue Operation: Ogun State So-Safe Corps Frees 17-Year-Old from Kidnappers

By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria

In a swift and commendable operation, the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safety Corps, commonly known as So-Safe Corps, successfully rescued a 17-year-old boy, Otohu Moses, who had been kidnapped in Olorunsogo Community, Olorunda, Abeokuta North Local Government Area. The daring rescue unfolded after the victim’s father, Sunday Iboin, reported the incident to So-Safe Corps.

According to the statement issued from the Office of the State Commander, Soji Ganzallo, through the Director of Information and Public Relations, Assistant Commander Moruf Yusuf, the victim was abducted when he went to urinate at the back of the house. The kidnappers, suspected to be members of the neighborhood, demanded a ransom of N1.5 million.

The distressed father, Sunday Iboin, approached the Olorunda Post of So-Safe Corps on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, to seek help. He explained that his son was taken at approximately 22:15 on Monday, January 29, 2024. After several attempts to contact his son, a man who answered the phone confirmed the kidnapping in Yoruba language, demanding the specified ransom.

The statement revealed, “The victim’s father told us that he suspected one of his neighbours to have masterminded the kidnapping.” In response, the operational team of So-Safe Corps promptly devised a strategy and launched a rescue mission into the forest, several kilometers away from the abduction point.

The team successfully rescued Otohu Moses, who, although unharmed, bore marks of physical abuse on his body. However, the three armed kidnappers managed to escape with one motorcycle upon being sighted by the So-Safe Corps operatives.

Following the rescue, Otohu Moses was transferred to the Nigeria Police Force, Imala Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigation. The proactive and effective response of the So-Safe Corps in this case underscores the crucial role of community-oriented safety initiatives in tackling security challenges and ensuring the swift rescue of abducted individuals.

As investigations continue, the Ogun State So-Safe Corps remains committed to maintaining the safety and well-being of the community, sending a strong message against criminal activities and the violation of individuals’ security. The success of this operation highlights the importance of collaborative efforts between law enforcement and local communities in the fight against kidnapping and related crimes.

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