Four persons have been arrested by Amotekun Corps in connection with kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, and destruction of farmlands at Jugbere settlement/Sanusi village in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Besides, the Corps said no officer of the security outfit is missing or killed during the operation in Owo as reported by the media.
Briefing reporters in Akure, the Commandant of the Ondo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said the suspects were arrested within one hour of the operation.
Some hoodlums suspected to be kidnappers, illegal miners, and herdsmen, did not only kill a farmer and a member of vigilante group in the area, but also burnt vehicles and motorcycles of Amotekun corps as well as destroying farmlands.
Adeleye, who said the operation was carried out with the collaboration of the Nigerian Army, Police force and the DSS, explained that there was no crossfire but the security operatives only responded to a distress call from the area.
The commander allowed the operative, Sesan Adebayo popularly known as Otapo, that was rumored to have been missing or killed during the operation to speak with reporters.
He said the existing curfew on motorcycles okada riders in the state from six O’clock in the evening was still in force.
According to him, his men would start its enforcement on Monday, defaulting motorcyclists would be prosecuted for security breach.
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