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Amotekun Arrests Six Suspected Bandits In Oyo

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Updated April 29, 2021

 

 

Operatives of the Oyo State Security Network Agency comprising of Amotekun Corps in collaboration with Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) have arrested six suspected bandits at Kajola Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects were arrested during a joint patrol routine on April 29, 2021, along two separate routes within the LGA, they also mounted two illegal roadblocks in separate incidents.

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In a statement by the Commandant of the Amotekun in Oyo State, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (Rtd), the suspects tried to escape from the scene but were “given hot pursuit by the operatives as they tried to evade arrest.

The suspected bandits arrested

 

“We are still on the trail of others who managed to escape from the scene”.

The suspects namely Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika, and Umar Aliu Masika were arrested along Okeho-Ilua and Okeho – Iseyin Road.

Read Full Statement Below:

Press Release

Bandits Apprehended By Amotekun and other non-state actors.

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 while on their joint routine patrol in the early hours of 29th of April, 2021 along 2 separate routes within the LGA.

They were arrested in separate incidents following encounters at 2 illegally mounted Roadblocks.

They tried to escape from the scene but were given hot pursuit by the operatives as they tried to evade arrest. We are still on the trail of others who managed to escape from the scene.

The bandits namely Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika, and Umar Aliu Masika (All 6 arrested were of Bororo Fulani ethnic group) were arrested along Okeho-Ilua and Okeho – Iseyin Road at about 4am on Thursday, 29 April 2021.

The bandits whose modus operandi is 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.

They have 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.

Those with the necessary information that could help law enforcement agencies in their investigation are please enjoined to cooperate n report to the nearest police authority for proper investigation.

Signed.
Col.Olayinka Olayanju Rtd
Commandant
Amotekun Oyo State