- Some backers of hoodlums terrorising Oyo state have been arrested
- This was disclosed by the Amotekun commander in the state, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju
- Olayanju said some of the arrested persons were aides to Governor Seyi Makinde
Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (retd), the commander of Oyo State Security Network Agency also known as Amotekun, has said some of the aides of Governor Seyi Makinde are indirectly backing hoodlums terrorising the people of the state.
Punch reports that the Amotekun commander disclosed this on Tuesday, January 5, while speaking on a radio station, Fresh FM.
Legit.ng gathered that the residents of Ibadan communities have recently been living in constant fears following the increased cases of hoodlum attacks.
The report added that three persons were reportedly shot and injured in a fresh attack that occurred on Sunday, January 3.
He said some senior aides of the governor have in the past pleaded that the agency should free suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with civil disturbances in some parts of the state capital.
Olayanju, however, declined to mention the names of the governor’s aides, who pestered him to release the arrested suspects.
The Amotekun boss said that the governor's aide came and met him around NTA, adding that he told him that the hoodlums have been handed them over to the police at Yemetu.
He added that he won’t mention the name of the SA to the governor, stressing that some of the hoodlums' backers were chairmen while some are lawmakers who seek such a favour.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that General Kunle Togun (rtd), former boss of the Directorate of Military Intelligence (DMI) and current chairman, Oyo state Amotekun (Security Network) corps, revealed that foreign Fulani herdsmen are planning to overrun the southwest region of Nigeria.
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It was reported that the former chief spy of the Nigerian military made the comment in an interview published on Saturday, January 2.
The report added that Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state who employed General Togun stated that the persistent influx and criminal activities by bandits from Mali and other West African countries especially in the Oke Ogun corridor is a source of concern for his government.
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