Soldiers Invade Kidnappers’ Den in Akure, Arrest 7

Seven suspected kidnappers were on Wednesday apprehended when soldiers of 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Akure, Ondo State dared the hoodlums in their dens.
It was gathered that the soldiers went after them in their dens in Akokoland following the incessant reports of kidnappings, especially travellers on the Akure-Owo and Kabba-Auga-Akunnu Expressways.
Many travellers, including a traditional ruler of Iyani-Akoko, Oba Sunday Daodu, had been victims while some had been allegedly killed on these highways.
Assistant Director of the Nigeria Army Public Relations, Captain Ojo Adelegan, who spoke on the operation, said the incessant activities of the kidnappers in the area informed the action of the army.
He said: “The Commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier-General James Ataguba, has personally led the brigade troop for a special operation to comb the kidnappers spots within the Akoko area of Ondo State.
“The Commander and his troop did not leave any stone unturned where they raided, cordoned and thoroughly searched various forested kidnappers camps and spots at the boundary between Kogi and Ondo State in Akunu Akoko, Ohogo and Ogale communities .
“The operations which aimed at checkmating the incessant kidnappings within the Akoko area of Ondo State commenced early hours of today (Wednesday) and was extended to Oba Akoko and Ose communities.”
The suspected kidnappers, Adelegan said, had been handed over to the police for prosecution.

Author: News Editor

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