Bovas Petrol Station Manager & Wife Rescued
A combined team of soldiers and police operatives yesterday rescued a petrol dealer, Alalade the manager of one of the outlets of BOVAS Petroleum and Gas Limited in Ekiti State, his wife and six others abducted last Friday.
The soldiers and men of the Operation Flush from Ekiti State Command were said to have invaded the expansive forest where they were held hostage.
A source said there was fierce gun duel between the security men and gunmen before the breakthrough was recorded.
The source said: “They requested for N20 million ransom from the oil dealer, which they later reduced to N15 million. They were constantly making contact with the family of the oil dealer on the deal. The family could only raise a sum of N1.2 million and that was the situation before the soldiers and police stormed the forest and secured their freedom,” he said.
The petrol dealer identified as Mr. D. Alalade and his wife were seized at about 4.00 pm at a location between Erik and Economic by gunmen wearing military camouflage.
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