A joint body of NSCDC, Amotekun, O.P.C,and local hunters on Tuesday night embarked on a bush combing operation through Oke-Osun, Ikere/Igbo-Okah, and other dense forest around the Iju/Ikere boundary.

This development was made so as to enhance the efforts to eliminate criminal activities, especially kidnappers, out of the state.

In the course of the operation, a total of five suspected kidnappers were arrested.

These include—Usman Jelili, Mohammed Bande, Abubakar Aliu, Isah Abdullahi, and Suleiman Abdullahi.

During interrogation, the suspects claimed to be herdsmen, but it was later discovered that none of them had cattle, and no cattle were found with them in the forest where they were arrested.

A statement by DSP Abutu Sunday, Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Command, said, “The following items were found with them in the forest: two motorcycles, one cutlass, one jack knife/dagger and four phones.”

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