- Security operatives have commenced house to house search for looted items in Osun state
- This follows the expiration of the 72-hour amnesty granted to hoodlums by Governor Gboyega Oyetola in order to return looted items
- Amotekun, the local police has also joined the search to reclaim the looted properties from criminal elements
The Osun state police command in collaboration with other security agencies in the state have started a house to house search for looted items stolen by hoodlums last week.
According to Premium Times, the operatives including the local police, codenamed Amotekun have started combing the streets in order to reclaim the public space from the criminal elements.
Yemisi Opalola, the Osun state police command spokesperson confirming this in a statement said the security agencies' action is in line with the directive of the police authority.
Hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protest against police brutality looted public and private properties worth billions of naira in different local government areas across the state.
This is coming two days after looters in Osun state were given a 72-hour ultimatum to return all stolen property or face the consequences of the law.
The Osun state governor issued the ultimatum on Saturday, October 24, after assessing the extent of damage perpetrated by looters in the state.
Oyetola said the stolen items should be returned to the security agencies, traditional rulers, local government chairmen, and community leaders in their respective domains.
Meanwhile, pandemonium broke out in Ikire, Irewole local government area of Osun state, on Monday, October 26, as hoodlums engaged soldiers in a gun duel.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Osun, Ibrahim Akinola, reports that no fewer than seven persons have lost their lives in battle.
It was gathered that the hoodlums who had wanted to attack the palace of Akire of Ikire, Oba Olatunde Falabi, were initially repelled by the soldiers before they finally forced their way into the palace.
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