- Some victims of kidnap have been rescued by Amotekun operatives in Akure
- In the process, four suspected kidnappers were apprehended
- According to the corps, the criminals were caught in the process of collecting ransom
Finally, the long hands of the law have caught up with some kidnappers in Ondo state. The criminals were caught by men of the Ondo State Security Network codenamed Amotekun Corps.
In another good news from the arrest, victims of the criminals were also rescued.
The kidnappers claimed they missed their targets and instead of going empty-handed, they decided to kidnap three persons who were taking shelter from the rain at a bus stop in Oda area of Akure.
The Nation reports that two of the victims were rescued but the kidnappers reportedly changed location and held on to the remaining victim demanding for payment of ransom.
It was in the course of collecting ransom that one Usman Garuba was arrested by Amotekun operatives.
Usman took security operatives to their hideouts where others were arrested and the remaining female victim was rescued.
Meanwhile, in what will be a big blow to the Oyo state security network, one of their operatives was killed by gunmen.
The deceased, Suleiman Quadri, was killed when his team was ambushed while escorting the staff of a farm to the farmland in Fiditi on Tuesday, April 20.
They were reportedly ambushed by the gunmen who opened fire on them. While he was not lucky, his colleague, Amoo Yisau, survived with gunshot injuries. Yisau is receiving treatment at the General Hospital, Owode, Oyo.
The yet-to-be-identified travellers, on their way to Ibadan, were accosted and whisked away to a nearby forest.
However, a security source disclosed to journalists that the abductors had been arrested by police officers.
Also, the traditional rulers in Odo-Otin North local council development area of Osun state told the herders who work and live in the area to monitor and report any strange visitors or cattle rustlers to the appropriate quarters.
Legit.ng reports that the warning was given by the Oloyan of Oyan land, Oba Kilani Adekeye, who led other prominent traditional rulers in the LCDA during the third peace and security meeting held recently in his palace.
In a statement issued after the meeting and seen by Legit.ng, the traditional rulers frowned at the illegal activities of the herders and the reported influx of the cattle rustlers to the area through Erin-Ile and Asi boundary.