OPC members arrest notorious kidnapper and Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili in Ibarapa

OPC members arrest notorious kidnapper and Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili in Ibarapa

- The war against kidnapping has been intensified in Oyo state

- This is as the operatives of the OPC arrested notorious kidnapper and Fulani warlord in the Ibarapa axis

- OPC said with the arrest of Iskilu Wakili, it is committed to ending kidnapping and other sundry crimes in Oyo state and southwest

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Iskilu Wakili, a Fulani warlord and kidnapper, has finally met his waterloo after his arrest by the operatives of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC).

Wakili, known for seizing hectares of farmlands, molesting the women of the host community, and kidnapping the rich men for ransom in the Ibarapa axis of Oyo state, was nabbed on Sunday, March 7.

Speaking through his media aide Kehinde Aderemi, national OPC leader and Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, confirmed the arrest, The Punch reports.

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OPC members arrest notorious kidnapper and Fulani warlord Iskilu Wakili in Ibarapa
Iskilu Wakili was arrested in Ibarapa by the OPC members. Credit: @Oyoaffairs
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He, however, said the details of the arrest will be communicated to the media soon.

Legit.ng note that Wakili's arrest came months Fulani herders were issued evacuation notice by popular Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo better known as Sunday Igboho following the spate in kidnapping and killings in Ibarapa and Oke-Ogun regions of Oyo state.

Earlier, it was reported that Oyo state chapters of the OPC on Sunday, February 27, arrested four suspected kidnappers in Ibarapa.

The group under the supervision of the Oyo state coordinator, comrade Rotimi Olumo, also made huge progress with the arrest of the second in command Wakilu, Isiaka Muhammadu was also arrested.

According to a statement obtained by Legit.ng, the arrest was made around 1;00 pm when the OPC was on a search mission for the dreaded Wakilu that had been terrorising the entire Ibarapa area.

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Meanwhile, fresh ethnic tension is brewing in Anambra state as four Fulani herdsmen were reportedly shot dead in an attack on a settlement in Ogborji, Orumba South local government area.

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The incident which occurred on Saturday, March 6, amid the mounting farmers-herders crisis in the country also saw many cows stolen, Daily Trust reports.

Speaking on the development, the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Southeast zone, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, said gunmen entered the camp and started shooting, leading to death.


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