Five suspected kidnappers were on Tuesday night apprehended by men of the Nigerian Army from the 32 Artillery Brigade, Ondo State.
The kidnappers were nabbed in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state after abducting some farmers.
According to the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, the kidnappers, who have been terrorizing locals were arrested following a tip-off on their operation.
“We made the arrest when we carried out a raid operation on at about 1:00am on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo LGA.
“The operation was based on a tip off, that suspected kidnappers 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 dane gun, axe, cutlasses, live cartridges, ring charms,” Olukoya stated.
He also disclosed that the suspects will be handed over to the appropriate security agency at the conclusion of preliminary investigation, adding that intense surveillance would enhanced across the state towards curbing activities of criminal mind persons.
“The commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Zakari Logun Abubakar has ordered for intense patrol to be carried out in both Ekiti and Ondo states to rid the states of hoodlums.”