Amotekun, Local Security Operatives Nab Six Suspected Bandits at Kajola
Operatives of Oyo State Security Network Agency comprising Amotekun Corps , Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Vigilance Group of Nigeria (VGN) have apprehended six suspected bandits at Kajola Local Government area of Oyo State .
The Commandant of Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olagunju made this known in a release made available to journalist.
Rtd Col Olagunju in the statement says the arrest was made during a joint routine patrol in the early hours of Thursday.
The suspects were arrested in separate incidents following encounters at two illegally mounted road blocks.
The statement says the suspects tried to escape but were overpowered by the operatives.
The bandits, who are Bororo Fulani included Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika and Umar Aliu Masika.
The bandits whose modus operandi was to pretend as herdsmen in the day and violently robbed innocent passengers on the highways at night were caught with 183 cows, weapons and a total sum of #268, 470.00.
The release adds that the suspects and the exhibits have been handed over to the Nigeria Police Authority Okeho Divisional headquarters.