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Three children who were kidnapped by bandits along Owo/ lfon highway have been freed after a sum of  N2.5 million was paid as ransom by their parents.

The children were abducted alongside their mother five days ago while they were travelling to attend a festival at Imoru in Ose council area of the state.

Their mother was subsequently released while the three children were whisked away by the abductors.

The abductors few hours after the ugly incident opened line of communication with their parents and demanded for N50m ransom.

A member of the family who confirmed the release of the children to newsmen in Akure said they had since reunited with their parents

The source said that, “They have been freed and we paid N2.5 million before they were left off the hook. It is unfortunate that our roads are not safe for travellers again.

”We appeal to the relevant security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and save the innocent travellers from kidnappings which has taken a worrisome dimension”.



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