The Osun State Police Command has rescued a couple from kidnappers in a forest in the state.
The couple, Andrew and Margret Jonah, were abducted by the kidnappers while going to church for vigil.
The couple said they spent days in captivity without food or water before men of the anti-kidnapping squad rescued them.
The wife, Margret Jonah said the kidnappers threatened to kill them and use their remains for ritual unless their relatives pay a ransom.
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The Ondo State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Yemisi Opalola, said the kidnappers engaged police operatives in a gun duel during the rescue operation.
She confirmed that one of the kidnappers died in the faceoff and that policemen recovered a gun from the kidnappers.
The PPRO warned residents to be mindful of their movement by avoiding lonely areas at night so as not to fall prey.