- The Amotekun security network has addressed the misconceptions about a recent attack in the Owo area of Ondo state
- The director-general of the corps, Adetunji Adeleye, discloses the identities of those responsible for the attack
- Adeleye exposed the activities of illegal miners operating in Owo forests
Amotekun operatives in Ondo state have blamed illegal miners for the killing of a farmer and a vigilante operative at the Jugbere Farm Settlement in Owo area of the state.
According to Premium Times, the security network stated that herdsmen were not responsible for the killings.
The director-general of the Amotekun corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said four suspects connected to the attack have been arrested.
He said the suspects were a criminal gang of arsonists and illegal miners operating within the Owo forest.
In other news, the federal government has said that it would recruit 30,960 graduates as community security officers to implement the policy of the Community Safety and Human Security Programme (CSHSP) in Nigeria.
Daily Trust reported that each of the 774 local governments in the country would have 40 officers.
The minister of special duties and inter-government affairs, George Akume, said this was to strategise on ways to reduce crimes and violence in the country.
According to The Nation, Akeredolu made the statement on Monday, February 15, during an interview on Channels TV.
The governor asked security agencies to do their best in preventing criminality by erring herdsmen.
According to the report, the incident happened along the railway in Emuhu, Agbor, Ika south local government area of Delta state.
It was gathered that the abductors demanded N15 million to release their victims whose names were yet to be identified.
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