On Monday, the Ekiti police command announced the arrest of nine alleged kidnappers in Ekiti at the Ago Aduloju neighborhood of Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
The command’s spokesperson, Sunday Abutu, made the announcement in Ado-Ekiti.
Mr Abutu explained that the achievement was part of the command’s continuous strategic efforts to rid the state of criminal groups.
Following an intelligence report, agents in the command aggressively bombed the enormous woodland in the Ago Aduloju area of Ado-Ekiti, which is known to be home to bandits in the state, he claimed.
The hoodlums attacked the agents with lethal weapons, according to Mr Abutu, and one of the operators was seriously injured.
“Following intelligence-led surveillance activities, command operatives shelled Ago Aduloju Forest, Ado-Ekiti on April 29 at around 13:00 hrs.”
“During the operation, 9 suspected kidnappers in Ekiti, namely- Hassan Mesaje, Dagogo Nadahi, Saidi Laun, Abubakar Usman, Lawal Abdullahi, Usman Ibrahim, Idris Ahmed, Usman Abubakar and Dahiru Adamu were arrested while others took to their heels.
“The Ekiti Commissioner of Police, CP Moronkeji Adesina, assured residents of the state that the command would not relent in its fight against crimes and criminalities.
“It also seeks the support and cooperation of all and sundry through the provision of timely and useful information to the police, adding that the suspects arrested would be made to face the wrath of the law,” Mr Abutu added.