Oyo State Safety Community also referred to as Amotekun has arrested no fewer than 13 individuals who had been in possession of assorted harmful weapons.
The suspects when arrested, claimed to be Fulani hunters from Kebbi State.
DAILY POST gathered that the suspects had been arrested on Tuesday alongside Ido/ Eruwa Highway in Ibadan, the state capital.
Our correspondent learnt that the highway is the most important manner that results in Ibarapa geopolitical space which has been engulfed with sequence of killings, kidnappings and assaults of harmless residents by suspected gunmen.
The suspects who’ve been handed over to the state Police command had been in possession of things like dane weapons and large canines.
DAILY POST gathered on Wednesday that the suspects had been intercepted in a truck with registration quantity TUR 30 ZY Kebbi.
They had been arrested by a staff of Amotekun operatives led by Gbenga Olanrewaju who had been on routine patrol.
Amotekun Commandant in Oyo state, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd.) confirmed the arrest of the suspects.
Olayanju added that the suspects have been handed over to the police for additional interrogation.
Public Relations Officer of the state Police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the arrest of the suspects to DAILY POST on Wednesday.
Fadeyi who stated that investigation has commenced on the matter, added that the suspects claimed to be hunters from Kebbi.
“Arrest of armed males from Kebbi alongside Ido / Eruwa Highway. On 25/01/2021 at about 1440 hrs, a caster truck was intercepted alongside Ido/ Eruwa Highway by personnel of Ido Division having having occupants of 13 males, 45 massive canines and 19 dane weapons, luggage of cassava flour (garri) and different issues for up maintain.
“They claimed to be hunters kind Kebbi State going to Ilaju/Eruwa areas for annual searching expedition.
“Additionally, hunters I.D. playing cards had been discovered with them. The command is finishing up a by investigation into the matter to determine and confirm their claims, pls.”
Amotekun intercepts 13 suspected herdsmen in possession of 19 weapons, 45 canines in Oyo [PHOTOS]