By RAJI ADEBAYO, Ibadan
Following the tipoff that some armed terrorists had invaded some parts of Oyo, security agents and the local vigilante have bombarded Old Oyo Forest Reserve and arrested five suspects alongside another one caught with human parts in his possession.
The security measures came after the Aare Ona kakanfo, Chief Gani Adams claimed that armed terrorists have occupied Kishi, a town North West of Oyo State, and the Old Oyo National Park.
In a statement issued over the weekend by Ayankunle Emmanuel Ayankolade, the information Officer of Olorunsogo Local Government, Igbeti, Oyo State, said the efforts was made from a joint security meeting held in the office of the Area Commander of the Nigerian Police, Igbeti Area Command, in Igbeti, the Headquarters of Olorunsogo Local Government.
According to the statement, “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.”
Finally, he directed that in case of emergency and distress, the general public in the areas should please call 08033025240, 08057743709 or 08034659714, ” the statement concludes. (Sunday Independent)