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Amotekun uncovers arms abandoned in Oyo forest



Security heads display the arms and other items uncovered by Amotekun in Oyo State.

OYO State Chapter of the Southwest Security Network, Amotekun has uncovered four AK rifles, military camouflages and about 60 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, alleged to have been abandoned by kidnappers operating in an undisclosed forest in the state.

  Speaking with newsmen at the state headquarters of the corp, Moniya, Ibadan, on Monday, the commandant of the corp, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju,(Rtd) explained that the men of the command have been combing the forests in some parts of the state following the recent abductions of passengers along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.

  He said efforts of his men paid off last weekend when the items were discovered in one of the forests after a tip-off that some gunmen were cited in one of the undisclosed forests.

  The Amotekun boss explained that officers of the security network were still on ground in the forests with a view to nabbing the criminal elements.

  In his remarks, Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Security Matters, Fatai Owoseni, said the state governor had given marching order that security agents in the state be proactive in stemming the tide of kidnapping.

He said collaboration with local elements such as hunters and vigilantes assisted greatly in the recent success achieved by the agents in the state.

Owoseni added that the state government would ensure that necessary equipment needed for the smooth operation of the corp be made available to enhance optimal performance.

Other items unrecovered were wraps of cannabis, raincoat and two Nigerian Army caps and one beret.

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