Some armed men have been apprehended at Igangan area of Oyo State by men of Joint security task force codenamed Operation Burst.
A report by a popular news outlet (THE PUNCH) indicated that the armed hoodlums, who are suspected to be Fulanis, were arrested in the early hours of Sunday at Ofiki River along Tapa/Igangan road in the Ibarapa North Local Government Area of the state.
According to sources, the arrested Fulanis were invited to strike by their kinsmen in the area following a raid carried out by the men of the Oyo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun) around the area on Saturday.
It would be recalled that Amotekun said it raided kidnappers den in the area on Saturday leading to three deaths and an injured Amotekun corps member. The security outfit said the raid was carried out in collaboration with Miyetti Allah Vigilante, hunters, and others.
However, when contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, promised to get back to our correspondent but was yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.
But, the Coordinator of Odua People’s Congress in Oyo State, Rotimi Olumo, confirmed the incident.
Also, when contacted, the OPC coordinator in Ibarapa Zone, Olanrewaju Ogedengbe, said the armed men were loaded in three buses.
He said, “47 of them were arrested at Ofiki River. They were caught with Dane guns and after their buses were searched; sophisticated guns, bows, and arrows, charms, catapults, and bullets were also found.
“I heard that security men have come to arrest the Seriki Fulani. He was arrested this morning. Those arrested said they were brought from Ilorin, Iseyin, and other places. They wore VGN uniforms (Vigilante Group of Nigeria).”
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