On November 19, Quara police ordered the release of seven employees of Lafridin Pure Water Factory held hostage by militants in the village of Sosoki.

This was stated in a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer SP Ajayi Okasanmi on Sunday in Ilorin.

According to Okasanmi, the militants stormed the factory and abducted seven of the eight workers, including the factory’s owner, Fatimah Nurudin.

“Similarly, a 56-year-old man, Olajala Adegboja, was returning from a farm in Ola, when he was approached by police at the Okonigibin police headquarters.

“As soon as the information was received, the State Police Commissioner CP on Tuesday, immediately deployed the command’s tactical team with local hunters to rescue the victims and arrest the culprits,” he said.

“Efforts have been made to rescue seven of the eight abducted workers, and the commander is on his way to rescue the remaining victims and arrest the hostages.”

“The commander assured the public that the combined efforts of the police, the force and the hunters are still in place to release the victim,” he said.

He advised the public to know who to share important information about with their activities and to be vigilant, especially at this time of the year.

Okasanmi added that everyone wants to celebrate Christmas and New Year with pocket money because they have no definite income, including the good and the bad.

The PPRO said he would not regret the decision to keep Quara’s good people asleep at night.

He also said that the command post will ensure the peace and security of the people before, during and after Ulid.



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