Four AK rifles, military camouflage, and about sixty rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition were discovered by the Oyo State chapter of the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, as part of efforts to reduce kidnapping. These items were allegedly abandoned by kidnappers operating in an undisclosed forest in the state.
Col. Olayinka Olayanju, Retired, Commandant of the Corp, said to reporters at the state headquarters of the corp in Moniya, Ibadan, that the soldiers of the command had been searching the state’s forests in various areas as a result of recent passenger kidnappings along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
He claimed that last weekend’s efforts of his men were rewarded when the things were found in one of the woodlands following a tip that some gunmen had been spotted in one of the secret forests.
The boss of Amotekun indicated that security network agents were still present in the woodlands to apprehend the criminal elements.
Additionally, CP Fatai Owoseni, retired, special adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on security matters, claimed that the governor had issued a directive to security personnel in the state to take proactive steps to stop the abduction epidemic there.
He said collaboration with local elements such as hunters and vigilantes assisted greatly in the recent success achieved by the agents in the state.
The Oyo state special adviser on security matters added that the state government would ensure that necessary equipment needed for smooth operation of the corp be made available to enhance optimal performance of the corp
Other items unrecovered were wraps of Canabis, raincoat and two Nigerian Army caps and one beret