Five suspected kidnappers were on Tuesday arrested by the Ekiti State Police Command.
In a statement on the official handle of the command, the operation was carried out by a joint team comprising the Police, NSCDC, Amotekun and local hunters embarked on a rigorous bush combing operation today.
According to the statement, the operation spanned through the areas of Oke-Osun, Ikere/Igbo-Okah, and extended into the dense forest surrounding the Iju/Ikere boundary.
The suspects have been identified as Usman Jelili, Mohammed Bande, Abubakar Aliu, Isah Abdullahi, and Suleiman Abdullahi.
The statement reads in part, “In a bid to flush out criminal elements especially kidnappers out of the State, a combined team of the POLICE, NSCDC,AMOTEKUN, O.P.C and LOCAL HUNTERS today being embarked on a bush combing operation through Oke-Osun, Ikere/Igbo-Okah to the thick forest around Iju/Ikere boundary.
“During the Operation, five suspected kidnappers namely- USMAN JELILI, MOHAMMED BANDE, ABUBAKAR ALIU, ISAH ABDULAHI and SULEIMAN ABDULAHI were arrested.
“During interogation, the suspects claimed to be herdsmen but it was later discovered that none of them has a cattle and no cattle was found with them in the forest where they were arrested.”
Two Motorcycles, one cutlass, one jack knife/ dagger and four phones were recovered from them.