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Amotekun nabs 31 suspects for alleged kidnapping, other crimes in Ondo



The Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps) in Ondo State says it has arrested 31 suspects for various alleged crimes across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state.

Mr Adetunji Adeleye, Commander of the Amotekun corps made this known while parading the suspects before newsmen on Wednesday in Akure.

Adeleye said that the suspects were arrested for offences including alleged kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms and those that specialised in breaking of shops and houses.

The commander said that the corps would not relent in its efforts in ridding the state of criminal elements.

He also said that the government was resolute in its determination to ensure that investors, farmers, residents, and commuters moved about freely in the state without apprehension of attacks by hoodlums.

Adeleye said that the Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa led government had directed heads of security agencies in the state to flush out criminals who have been disturbing the peace of the people.

“We want to reassure the good people of Ondo State that Amotekun is intact, and we will continue our 24-hours patrol.

“We will continue to track all criminals from the cities to the forest reserves and ensure that travellers are not molested,” he said.

Adeleye also revealed that the command had deployed about 100 personnel to Ekiti State over the kidnapping incident that happened on Monday.

“A couple of hours ago, we had an unfortunate situation in Ekiti State and the Ondo State Governor directed that we should move to the state to assist in the security situation.

“We deployed about 100 personnel to Ekiti State to assist them and we have been there in the last 48-hours, some arrests have been made.

“And investigation is still ongoing on those that we arrested and we will continue to arrest until the perpetrators of such dastardly acts are fished out.

“So, the solution to this insecurity in the country, especially in the South-west, is for the Federal Government to put in place the grassroots state police,” he said.

Muftau Ogunyemi

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