Operatives of Oyo State Security Network Agency comprising Amotekun Corps collaborating with Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) apprehended six (6) bandits at Kajola Local Government of Oyo state.
The State Commandant Col. Olayinka Olayanju Rtd gave the statement in the early hours of today 29th, April 2021, He was quoted to say the bandits were apprehended while the corp was on a joint routine patrol with members of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) in the early hours of 29th of April, 2021 along 2 separate routes within the LGA.
The bandits were arrested in separate incidents following encounters at two illegally mounted Roadblocks. They tried to escape from the scene but were given hot pursuit by the operatives as they tried evading arrest. They had since been handed over to the Nigeria Police Authority Okeho Divisional HQ alongside the 183 herds, weapons, and money found in their possession for further investigation.
The Commandant said ;
“We are still on the trail of others who managed to escape from the scene, the bandits named Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika, and Umar Aliu Masika all six arrested were of Bororo Fulani ethnic group, as they were arrested along Okeho-Ilua and Okeho – Iseyin Road at about 4 am on Thursday, 29 April 2021. The bandits whose modus operandi is to pretend to be 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 two hundred and sixty-eight thousand, four hundred and seventy naira NGN268,470.00.”
People with necessary and further information that could help law enforcement agencies in their investigation are please enjoined to cooperate and report to the nearest police authority for proper investigation, he stated further.