The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the kidnapping of a traveller in Ede town, near Imesi-Ile in Obokun Local Government Area of the state.
The police spokesperson in the state, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria.
Opalola, who spoke in Osogbo, said the victim was kidnapped by gunmen on Monday evening.
According to Opalola, the interstate bus, which the victim boarded from Ekiti State to Osun State, was forcefully stopped by the gunmen in Ede town, a border between both states.
The Police Public Relations Officer said while other passengers in the bus had the opportunity to escape into the bush, the victim was unlucky and was kidnapped.
Opalola, however, said the identity of the kidnapped person had yet to be known.
She said police tactical team and local vigilantes were already on the trail of the kidnappers.
Opalola said the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had equally directed the police tactical team to ensure the kidnappers were arrested.