Incident Summary:

09/22/2019: Assailants stopped a bus and abducted 10 passengers at the Ajeoku village junction, between Otan Lfe and Imesi Lle, Osun, Nigeria. Two passengers were injured, but all of the hostages were rescued the following day on September 23, 2019. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Fulani extremists.




Sub-Saharan Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Otan Ife

Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Ajeoku village junction, between Otan Lfe and Imesi Lle.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Commercial Bus
Nationality of Target Nigeria
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 10
US Hostages 0
Days of Kidnapping 1
Outcome Successful Rescue
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Fulani extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"10 passengers abducted in Osun, rescued," Nigeria Punch, September 24, 2019.
"Police rescue abducted passengers in Osun," Sun News, September 23, 2019.
"Panic arise as 14 passengers gets abducted by herdsmen,", September 23, 2019.