Joint Task Force (JTF) yesterday arrested two suspected kidnappers that held four victims hostage for days.
The JTF comprising the military, police, Amotekun Corps and local hunters also recovered part of the N3 million collected from the victims.
A school principal, two teachers and a nurse were last week abducted at Irele-Ekiti, in Ajoni Local Council Development Area of Ekiti State, and taken to an unknown destination by gun-wielding abductors.
Three of the abductees were later freed upon payment of N3 million, while one of them reportedly escaped from the abductors.
The chairman of Ajoni LCDA, Michael Ogungbemi, told journalists, in Ado Ekiti, yesterday that the suspects were arrested during a joint operation inside the sprawling forest at the Irele-Kogi border area.
Ogungbemi said the operation became so intense that the kidnappers hurriedly freed three hostages, which provided a lead for the JTF to proceed with the combing of all forests in the axis.
“When they knew that the operation was closing in on them, three victims in their possession were suddenly released this afternoon. This further provided a lead for the operation.
“Part of the ransom collected from the victims was recovered and the released victims are now in the hospital receiving medical treatments.