The troops of 32 Artillery Brigade, deployed in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have apprehended 5 kidnappers known to have been terrorizing the people of the area and the state.
The troops made the arrest when they carried out a raid operation on Tuesday Morning at about 1:00am, on the kidnappers hideout at Jugbere village in Owo LGA.
The arrest was made known to journalists in a press statement signed by the Brigade’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, Captain Victor Olukoya
According to the statement ,the bandits have been found to be the one involving in the kidnapping the innocent Nigerians along the Owo/Ikare road axis.
However, the operation was made successful based on a tip off, that the suspects had kidnapped 9 farmers in a farm belonging to one Mr Godwin Ugu.
During the raid operation, troops were able to rescue 5 of the hostages while 4 others escaped from the kidnappers den. The rescued hostages and some of the suspects who sustained minor injuries are presently undergoing first aid treatment at the 32 Artillery Brigade Medical Centre.
Items recovered from the hoodlums include:
a. 1 Dane gun
b. 1 Axe
c. 2 Cutlasses
d. 8 Live cartridges
e. 1 Handset
f. 3 Ring charms
Suspects will be handed over to the appropriate security agency at the conclusion of preliminary investigation.
Meanwhile, the commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General ZL Abubakar has ordered for intense patrol to be carried out in both Ekiti and Ondo states to rid the states of hoodlums.
The commander thanks the members of the public and further appeal to the law abiding citizens to please avail the Army, police and other security agencies with useful and timely information, that will lead to arrest of other perpetrators of evil in the states.