The Ekiti State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun Corps has arrested four persons suspected to be members of a kidnapping gang unleashing terror in the state.
The Corps Commander, Brig. General Joe Komolafe who made the disclosure on Friday while speaking with newsmen at Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Komolafe said the suspected kidnappers were arrested on Friday morning at Eda Oniyo, Ilejemeje Local Government Area of the state during a routine patrol of the security outfit.
He said that the suspects identified as Abubakar Sule, Sheu Usman, Abubakar Babangida and Sheu Mamuda who were said to be herdsmen from Sokoto were intercepted and arrested on motorcycle around 9am.
Komolafe added that the suspects upon interrogation could not give satisfactory response as to their mission in the state but confessed to be ‘professional kidnappers’.
According to him, materials found on them aside the four motorcycles include long rope which he said they confessed they often use to tie kidnap victims in the bush.
He said, “Our men on routine patrol intercepted these four persons suspected to be kidnappers on Friday morning when they were making their ways into the state from Sokoto state.”
“They told us they were coming from Ilorin, Kwara state capital on motorcycle after they were brought in from Sokoto state in a truck few days ago. Upon questioning, they said they were heading to Akungba Akoko in Ondo state but with no clear mission here.”
“What we found on them clearly gave them away as suspected kidnappers and also with their confession. One of them clearly wrote on his motorcycle in Hausa language, ‘Duniya Ba Hutu’ which means, No Peace in this world.
“None of the motorcycles has number plate or documents to show ownership.”
Komolafe noted the suspects would be handed over to the police for further investigation, adding that the security outfit wouldn’t rest on its oars until criminality reduce to the barest minimum in the state.
He said the arrest of the kidnap suspect was product of well-synchronized search and 24hrs surveillance which was aimed at safeguarding lives and property in the state.
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