Amotekun rescues abducted herdsmen in Ondo

Operatives of Ondo State Security Network, the Amotekun Corps, have rescued two herdsmen who were abducted in the state.

State Commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, who confirmed the development,  identified the victims as Musa Ibrahim and Amidu Ibrahim.

He said the victims were abducted by a gang of herdsmen in Supare Akoko, in the Akoko South-West Local Government Area of the state a few days back

Adeleye said when the operatives stormed the scene, the hoodlums, numbering about seven, fled, leaving behind one of its members, Amodu, who was sleeping at the time.

He said, “This is a case of herdsmen being kidnapped by fellow Fulani men. The two victims rescued by the Amotekun Corps are Musa Ibrahim and Amidu Ibrahim; they are siblings and they are herdsmen.

“They were kidnapped in Supare Akoko and valuables were taken from them after the kidnap operation. They were tied and about to be slaughtered by fellow Fulani men before our men got wind of it. We penetrated the forest where they were hiding and we were able to apprehend one of the criminals.

“He confessed to the crime and said the gang was a group of seven and that they migrated into the state from Benin and Kogi states. He said the last kidnap they did involve eight people. He said they all scattered when the Amotekun men came, in order not to be arrested.

“The suspected kidnapper, Sidi Amodu, claimed he came from Kogi for the purpose of the kidnap and that they hired cows as a cover-up because they were not the real owners of the cows.

“He said they operated in some bad portions of the roads in Ajowa Akoko, Akunnu, and Supare areas of the state.”

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