Security operatives in conjunction with members of Odua Peoples Congress (OPC), and hunters at the weekend launched a crackdown on terrorists in the old Oyo forest reserves.
The crackdown came days after the Aare Ona kakanfo, Chief Gani Adams, raised alarm over the occupation of Kishi town by armed herdsmen and terrorists. In a statement at the weekend by Ayankunle Emmanuel Ayankolade, the information Officer of Olorunsogo Local Government, Igbeti, five suspects including one caught with human parts were arrested during the raid.
The statement reads in part, “It was observed that the bombardment and strategic combing of the Old Oyo Forest Reserve by security agents and the local vigilante was successful as five suspects were arrested alongside another one caught with human parts in his possession, as the onslaught, bombardment and strategic combing of the Old Oyo Forest Reserve continues.
“The local government thanked the state government, traditional rulers for their steadfastness and giving kudos to Local Government vigilante groups, OPC, Vigilante Group of Miyetti Allah, ASAKAYE GROUP as well as local hunters, the Area Commander, ACP Adedeji Taiwo, for providing necessary logistics for the success of the strategic security engagement.
“The Area Commander, therefore called for calm as all hands are on deck to ensure that all the bandits and cattle rustlers are flushed out of the forest and equally thanked the good people of Olorunsogo, Oorelope and Irepo Local Governments, for keeping faith with security agents and the leadership of the various Councils.”