Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has narrated how he had sleepless nights while the two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) Ayetoro campus were in the captivity of abductors.
Adeyemo Precious and Oyefule Abiola studying Forestry and Wildlife Management and Agricultural Economics respectively were abducted around 9pm on Sunday when gunmen attacked Igbole Aibo Quarters of Ayetoro in Yewa North Local Government Area.
The students were however rescued safely on Tuesday evening through the coordinated efforts of the security agencies.
The news of their release was broken by the Governor late Tuesday night on his twitter handle.
Speaking when the girls were brought to Oke Mosan Governor’s Office Abeokuta on Wednesday by the Police, Abiodun said he was personally touched by their plights.
He said as a father and a governor, he had to work round the clock to ensure their safe return.
The Governor, who spoke through the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdulwaheed Odusile, added he activated all the security apparatuses in the State and tasked them on quick and safe rescue of the girls.
He expressed happiness they were back unhurt and commended Ogun Police Command and other security agencies for their swift response and subsequent safe rescue of the OOU girls.
According to him, there will be security beef up security in all schools across the state.
Asked whether any ransom was paid before the students were freed, he said no money was paid to anybody.