The police in Osun state said on Tuesday they had freed three Chinese workers kidnapped last week.
The Chinese nationals were abducted and their police escort killed on February 1 following a dispute with local labourers at the mining site at the Atakumosa area of the state.
“We have rescued the three Chinese expatriates. They were freed on Sunday,” state police spokeswoman Yemisi Opalola told AFP.
Yoruba activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, has denied the report making rounds that his bank accounts have been frozen by the Federal Government.
He stated this following the reports that he pleaded with the Federal government to unfreeze his accounts.
There were speculations that Igboho rejected an award of recognition from the Yoruba Youth Socio-cultural Association (YYSA) due to the development.
Fulani Herdsmen Return To Ogun Community
Fulani residents at Eggua in the Yewa-North Local Government Area of Ogun State have returned to their bases after a mob burnt houses and Kara market in the community.
Last week, the mob took advantage of the visit of the Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, to the area over the killings of farmers by Fulani herdsmen.
The mob set ablaze the houses belonging to the Eggua Seriki of Fulani and others and the Kara market.
One person reportedly lost his life after the violence.
But it was gathered on Monday that the fleeing Fulani herdsmen who are residents of the area were back to their bases, Punch reports.
Bandits Kill 23 Persons
The Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan on Tuesday, confirmed that bandits killed 23 persons in attacks across five local government areas of the state.
This was contained in a statement he issued on Tuesday in Kaduna.
He said one bandit was neutralized as citizens repelled an attack in Chikun local government area of the state stressing that Air platforms are presently engaging bandits in the state.
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