Suspected 16 Hausa gunmen were ambushed by Western security personnels known as Amotekun, at Oro Awo Area in Oyo state; recovering 18 rifles from the mob.
The incident occurred on Monday. Sixteen (16) Hausa gunmen were apprehended by Amotekun, upon interrogation. The suspects confessed to be heading for Igbo Nla village and the old Oyo National Park to cause mayhem.
News made available to Obinwannem Media revealed that Amotekun operatives in Oyo state had handed the culprits over to the divisional police headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.
A source who confirmed the incident said, “The sixteen (16) Hausa men were all armed, and we counted 18 locally made rifles in their convoy. They claimed to have come from Sokoto State. They are suspected to be here in furtherance of the reprisals on the Hausa-Yoruba clashes in the Shasha market, whose tension is gradually dying down.
“But we have handed them over to the police. We hope the police authorities will do the needful.”
Similarly, Amotekun operatives intercepted a truck loaded with 25 guns alongside with 10 dogs, suspected to be herdsmen heading for Igangan community, in the recently troubled Ibarapa area of the State.
The suspects confirmed they came from Kebbi State.
Lolo Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News