- Amotekun in Ondo state has intercepted three buses loaded with 18 suspected bandits and weapons
- Also intercepted were weapons with different sizes of knives and guns concealed inside Tigger nut bag
- 18 people suspected to be bandits were arrested with the vehicle while two buses escaped from the security outfit
Operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo state have intercepted a bus loaded with 500 pieces of daggers concealed under the seats.
Also intercepted were weapons with different seizes of knives and guns concealed inside Tigger nut bags.
18 people suspected to be bandits were arrested with the vehicle while two buses escaped
Parading the suspects before journalists in Akure, the state Commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said the three buses escaped from different checkpoints before they were arrested in Ondo town.
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Meanwhile, Nigerians have reacted to the latest development on social media.
"This is a very scary news indeed, which underscores the urgent need for the take off of State and community policing.
"That is why the Amotekun Security Network for South West geo-political zone must be strengthened without further delay..
Meanwhile, it's kudos to Governor Olurotimi Akeredolu for being very visionary in efforts at ensuring the security of Yorubalañd."
This matter should be thoroughly investigated because I believed some people somewhere are behind it. These amount of weapon must have been purchased by group of people who do not meant well for our country Nigeria and particularly the south west.
Ola Inu Kan
"Please bring back military checkpoint. I can't see any in Ondo state again.... It so disheartening. Those soldiers are really working. Stop and search is a good thing at the checkpoints. Kudos to Amotekun though."
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"Everyone can imagine what would have happened if all these WICKED hearted animals had escaped into the forests in the West, what else is there again other than to waste them abi? They've also wasted so many innocent lives!"
Nigeria's presidency slammed the Economist
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported Nigeria's presidency slammed the Economist over its recent report on the security challenges in the country.
The presidency defending the present administration described President Muhammadu Buhari as the only president tackling 5 major security issues - Boko Haram/ISWAP, herders/farmers crisis, IPOB, kidnapping and banditry.
Garba Shehu also described the Economist report as flawed and wrong in every indication.