Crime

Oyo Police Arrests 47 Armed Men In Igangan

Oyo State Police Command have confirmed the arrest of forty-seven armed men in Igangan area of the state.

The suspects were arrested by men of the State Joint Anti-Crime Security Patrol team code-named “Operation Burst”.

The suspected hoodlums who were caught with guns and other dangerous weapons were allegedly on a reprisal attack mission to the area.

They were said to be arrested in a convoy of buses.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the arrested hoodlums claimed that they were trailing some kidnappers who were about to collect ransom from relations of a kidnapped victim.

He added that investigation has begun while the suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Iyaganku, Ibadan.

“Though, it was alleged that the Fulani men claimed they were trailing some kidnappers who were about to collect ransom from relations of a kidnapped victim.”

According to unconfirmed sources, the armed Fulani men were allegedly invited by their kinsmen to strike in the area following the raid carried out by the men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun in the axis on Saturday.

Abisola Oluremi

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