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Oyo govt deploys security agencies to rescue abducted farmers

The Oyo State Government has deployed a security team to Ipapo/Iseyin axis in the Oyo North Senatorial District to rescue farmers who were abducted on Saturday.

A statement by the Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Adeniyi Adebisi said a security team comprising police and the military has been dispatched to support the existing security architecture in the area.

He said though the incident happened outside the State Farm Settlement (Ipapo/Iseyin), the Oyo State Government “prioritizes the protection of the life and properties of every resident of the State, farmers inclusive”.

According to the statement, “The government pledges to take every step to safely return those abducted to their loved ones.

It is in pursuant of this that all security agencies in the State, including the Nigerian Army, have been mobilised to the area and are in hot pursuit of the criminals.”

The commissioner assured Oyo residents that the state government “is collaborating with security agencies to rescue the abductees within the shortest possible time and prevent the re-occurrence of the sad event”.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor