A hotel which is suspected to be housing kidnappers has been destroyed by men of the joint security teak force in Oyo State comprising the Operation Burst and Amotekun operatives in attempt to capture the perpetrators of the ugly and subsequent killing of a final Year LAUTECH Student, a Hotelier and one other person in Ogbomoso land.
According to a report by Nigeria Tribune, there was apprehension in the city of Ogbomoso as the armed security men stormed the city.
It was also discovered that the operation has succeed in arrest of some suspects and recovery of some armunition.
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Also, a makeshift shop by a tea vendor popularly known as “Mai tea” was said to be used as an armoury by some of the criminals and some guns and bullets hidden there were reportedly uncovered by the security agents.
The commandant of Amotekun Corps in Oyo State, Colonel Olayinka Adeyanju, when contacted told journalists that “a clearance operation is going on in the area.”
Recall that gunmen had on July 28 abducted a hotelier, Mr Olugbenga Owolabi; a final year student of LAUTECH, Rachael Opadele and killed them after collecting a N5 million ransom.
The person who took the ransom to the kidnappers escaped with injuries, but the motorcycle rider who took him to the kidnappers’ hideout, Mr Idowu Ajagbe, was also killed by the hoodlums.
Meanwhile, a former military governor of Oyo State, Major General Oladayo Popoola; Justice Afolabi Adeniran and Dr Saka Balogun, will be leading other prominent indigenes of Ogbomoso, as well as the youth of the town in a peaceful protest on insecurity in the town on Monday.
The president of Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, Rev. Kayode Olaleye, said in a statement made available to journalists that the awareness rally was to sensitise the people on the security situation and to be vigilant.
The statement read, “In view of the deteriorating security situation in Ogbomoso zone, as evident in recent waves of kidnapping for ransom and killing of victims, the Ogbomoso Consultative Council led by Major General Oladayo Popoola OFR (retd), Justice Afolabi Adeniran (retd) and Dr Saka Balogun in consultation with the elders of the community and in conjunctions with the youths (under the aegis of the Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, will be holding a rally to create awareness on the fear-inducing phenomenon.”