The Police in Oyo State say they have rescued a foreigner, Hassan Mills, who was kidnapped on Saturday.
Mills, a Lebanese, was kidnapped by gunmen at about 5:23pm at the entrance of his Panarama Farm; located in Mekun, Oke Alaro area of Ibadan.
The development was confirmed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command; SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Ibadan. Fadeyi said information from the Divisional Police Officer in Oke Alaro indicated that Mills had been rescued; adding that he had been reunited with his family.
Further, he said that the victim had been taken to a hospital for medical attention.
Equally important, Fadeyi denied social media reports indicating that police officers involved in the rescue operation were kidnapped.
“No police officer involved in the rescue operation was kidnapped…The trending statement from mischievous writers online should be disregarded please,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari, on Monday, December 14, revealed that abductors of students at a government college in the state have contacted the state government.
Specifically, this latest briefing came from Masari, who informed the president of the steady progress being recorded toward rescuing the students
“We are making progress and the outlook is positive,’’ the governor told newsmen after meeting with the president.
Further, the governor, who was accompanied by the deputy, Manir Yakubu, said the kidnappers had made contact and discussions were ongoing on the safe return of the students.