- The Ondo state block of the Department of State Service (DSS) is set to arraign six persons to court for kidnapping toddlers
- DSS said the gang of kidnappers was apprehended in Akure after a joint operation with the Nigerian Army.
- Reacting to the incident, the deputy governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa urged residents to be vigilant as he reassured residents of their safety
Reacting to the arrest, the Ondo state DSS director, Jonathan Kure stated that the notorious gang was specializing in the kidnap of infants between the ages of two and four years.
Legit.ng gathered that the notorious gang of kidnappers was tracked down following an intelligence gotten over their operations.
Kure also disclosed that the operation that led to their apprehension was a joint operation with the Nigerian Army.
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It was also gathered that the nursing mother who was also part of the gang was the spouse of one of the gang members.
The DSS director revealed that the woman was in charge of keeping the ammunition that they use during their hideous operation.
DSS to arraign suspects in court
However, the Ondo state block of the Department of State Service (DSS) said that upon the conclusion of the investigation, the suspects will be standing before the court for trial.
Some of the items recovered from the suspects include laptops, cash, and locally-made guns.
Also reacting to the incident, the deputy governor of Ondo state, Lucky Aiyedatiwa said there will be adequate security within the area as he assured residents of their safety.
He also charged house owners to checkmate and screen prospective tenants before giving them accommodation.
Ondo lawmaker escapes assassination in Akure
In another related event, one of Ondo state's top lawmakers Akogun Olùgbenga Omole, the chairman of Ondo State House of Assembly Committee on Information, escaped death by the whiskers on Thursday, March 31.
Omole, who is a lawmaker o the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was attacked by some gunmen who fired several shots at his car on the night of Thursday.
Omole who confirmed the incident said the horrible experience took place in Akure, the state capital.
Tension in Ondo community as terrorists stage fresh attack, kill 2
Meanwhile, two persons were reportedly shot dead by some men suspected to be terrorists at Okeluse Community in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo state on Sunday evening, January 23.
The two were said to be an owner of a petrol station in the community and his attendant.
An eyewitness disclosed that the gunmen stormed the community at about 6pm and opened fire on the two persons.