Amotekun, Non-State Actors, Arrest Suspected Bandits in Oyo
Operatives of Oyo State Security Network Agency comprising Amotekun Corps, men of Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) apprehended six bandits at Kajola Local Government of Oyo state while on their joint routine patrol in the area.
According to the Commandant of the Amotekun Corp, Col. Olayinka Adeyanju, RTD., the suspects were arrested in separate incidents following encounters at 2 illegally mounted Roadblocks.
The bandits tried to escape from the scene but were given hot pursuit by the operatives as they tried to evade arrest.
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 N268, 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.