Amotekun arrests suspected herdsmen in possession of guns, dogs

NEWS DIGEST – Oyo State Security Network also known as Amotekun has arrested suspected herdsmen in possession of dangerous weapons.

Amotekun confirmed that the suspects were arrested on Tuesday along Ido/ Eruwa Road in Ibadan, the state capital.

During their interrogation, the suspects claimed to be Fulani hunters from Kebbi State.

The suspects were intercepted by Amotekun in a truck on Wednesday, and were arrested by a team of Amotekun operatives led by Gbenga Olanrewaju, who were 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 further interrogation.

Public Relations Officer of the state Police command, Mr. Olugbenga Fadeyi confirmed the arrest of the suspects in possession of guns and dogs.

Fadeyi further stated that investigation has commenced on the matter.

“Arrest of armed men from Kebbi along Ido / Eruwa Road. On 25/01/2021 at about 1440 hrs, a caster truck was intercepted along Ido/ Eruwa Road by personnel of Ido Division having occupants of 13 men, 45 big dogs and 19 dane guns, bags of cassava flour (garri) and other things for up keep.

“They claimed to be hunters from Kebbi State going to Ilaju/Eruwa areas for annual hunting expedition.

“Also, hunters I.D. cards were found with them. The command is carrying out a thorough investigation into the matter to ascertain and verify their claims, pls.”