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Amotekun arrests 19 suspected kidnappers, 17 others in Ondo

Akure — Nineteen suspected kidnappers have been arrested in the North senatorial district of Ondo State, by the operatives of the state security outfit, codenamed, Amotekun.

Parading the suspected criminals, in Akure, Ondo State, the state commander of Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, said 17 of them were arrested in a particular area in the state.

Adeleye said, “We are parading about 36 suspects. 19 of them are suspected kidnappers. I want to place it on record that in the last month, there were three kidnap activities that we were able to foil.

“This means that in the last one month, there have been no successful kidnapping activities in the state.
“Today, a cross-section of these criminals is a little bit different from what we normally have where we parade 20 people and 19 of them are kidnap suspects.

“We have more suspects arrested for housebreaking and stealing, we remain resolute in our determination to flush them out of our society.

“Across the board, we were able to foil the operations of suspected kidnappers and robbers.

“We were able to achieve this due to our intelligence report and we picked about 17 of them in a particular area in the state where we monitored.

“We equally have a suspected murderer, we have about eight cases of housebreaking and shops breaking.
“But I must say that with the cooperation of other state security agencies, we have been able to reduce the criminal activities in the state.”

“The cross-section of these 36 suspects, showed that their activities have dropped drastically in the state.
“We will continue to ensure that people do their businesses normally and that they are not disturbed now that the state government is resolute in guaranteeing lives and property.

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