Troops of 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure in Ondo state on Tuesday, raided a kidnappers hideout in Jugbere village in Owo local government area and arrested five kidnappers and rescued 5 hostages and 4 other abductees, .
A statement from the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, says the raid occured following credible information of kidnap incident involving nine (9) persons at Mr Godwin Ugu Integrated Agric Farm Owo.
“We made the arrest when we carried out a raid operation on at about 1:00am on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo LGA.
“The operation was based on a tip off, that suspected kidnappers had kidnapped 9 farmers in a farm belonging to one Mr. Godwin Ugu.
“During the raid operation, troops were able to rescue 5 of the hostages while 4 others escaped from the kidnappers den.
“The rescued hostages and some of the suspects who sustained minor injuries are presently undergoing first aid treatment at the 32 Artillery Brigade Medical Centre.
“Items recovered from the hoodlums include, a dane gun, axe, cutlasses, live cartridges, ring charms,” Olukoya stated.
He also disclosed that the suspects will be handed over to the appropriate security agency at the conclusion of preliminary investigation, adding that intense surveillance would enhanced across the state towards curbing activities of criminal mind persons.
“The commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Zakari Logun Abubakar has ordered for intense patrol to be carried out in both Ekiti and Ondo states to rid the states of hoodlums.”