Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of Ondo State Police Command, have arrested three persons among others who allegedly planned to attack some youths in Abereke community, Ilaje Local Government Area.
The suspects, Seun Mafolabomi, Akintokun Soji and Obebe Layemo, were allegedly caught with dangerous weapons including AK 47 rifles, Barreta guns, and others.
Five others were said to have escaped during the incident.
Sources said the hoodlums sneaked into the community around 9.00 pm, and went straight to the venue of a meeting organised by youths in the community.
During interrogation, the suspects reportedly confessed that they had planned to attack some notable youth leaders in the area.
However, residents in the community were able to overpower them, leading to their arrest by policemen from Igbokoda Division, who subsequently handed them over to SARS.
It was learnt that a large cache of arms were seized from them, while they confessed to receiving N45,000 each to carry out the act.
One of the youth leaders alleged to have been marked for attack, Job Omosunwa, attributed the arrest of the hoodlums to special grace of God.
Spokesman of Ondo Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident, adding that the suspects would be charged to court at the end of investigation.