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Osun policemen begin manhunt as gunmen abduct woman

According to reports from Punch, on May 9th, 2023, unidentified gunmen abducted a woman in the Kajola area of Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. The incident occurred around 8:30 a.m., when the woman was on her way to work. The abductors were reported to have shot sporadically into the air to scare off people while they took the victim away.

Following the incident, the Osun State Police Command has launched a manhunt to rescue the victim and arrest the perpetrators. The police command has also urged the public to provide any useful information that can aid in the rescue operation. The identity of the abducted woman and her whereabouts are yet to be disclosed.

Abductions have become a growing concern in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country, where bandits and terrorists have carried out multiple kidnappings. However, there have also been several reported cases of kidnappings in the southern part of the country. Despite efforts by the government and security agencies to tackle the issue, kidnapping remains a significant security challenge in the country.

The Osun State government has condemned the incident and assured residents of its commitment to ensuring their safety. The government has also called on security agencies to intensify efforts to rid the state of criminal elements.

Kidnapping for ransom has become a lucrative business for criminal elements in Nigeria, with victims often held for days or weeks until a ransom is paid. The high rate of unemployment and poverty in the country has been identified as one of the factors driving the surge in kidnappings. The government has been urged to create more job opportunities and improve the economic situation to reduce the incentives for criminal activities.

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