The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and those who abducted the son of Isaac Adewole, former Health Minister, are currently in a hot race.
Mr Adewole who served during the first term of President Muhammadu Buhari had his son abducted by gunmen Tuesday evening.
Dayo Adewole was abducted in his farm at Oyo, one of the states which made the South-West region. The geo-political zone has recently witnessed a spike in criminal activities which led to threats by the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) to clampdown to those to be found culpable.
The spike in criminal activities is not limited to the South-West region as hoodlums across the country has decided to step up their game, abducting both ordinary and influential Nigerians. In the North-West, the district head of Mr Buhari’s hometown was also abducted and yet to regain freedom.
Reacting to the abduction of young Adewole, the police said its men and the abductors are currently in a hot race which has led to the recovery of the vehicle used in abducting the minister’s son.
“We have recovered the vehicle which was used by the hoodlums to kidnap the victim,” the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Oyo state police command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, told Premium Times.
“The report was sent to me that he was kidnapped about 6.30 pm on Tuesday.
“The Area commander in Moniya and other patrol teams had been alerted and are presently giving the armed men a hot chase.
“We are on their trail as I speak with you and more deployments have been made to rescue the guy and track down the abductors.
“The Area Commander went to Iroko and with our men, they chased the hoodlums and the vehicle which was used has been recovered.
“So, I can tell you that the command is seriously working hard to ensure his release.
“I can assure you that we are working to ensure that the victim is released,” the force image-maker added.