Operatives of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps, Ondo State chapter, have intercepted three buses loaded with 18 suspected bandits and weapons.
This was announced in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Ondo State Governor, Olabode Richard Olatunde on Friday.
The statement was titled, ‘Breaking: Ondo Amotekun Intercepts 18 Bandits With 500 Guns, Weapons In 3 buses.’
It read, “Operatives of the Amotekun Corps in Ondo State have intercepted a bus loaded with 500 pieces of daggers concealed under the seats.
“Also intercepted were weapons with different sizes of knives and guns concealed inside Tigger nut bags.
“18 people suspected to be bandits were arrested with the vehicle while two buses escaped
“Parading the suspects before journalists in Akure, the state Commander of Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said the three buses escaped from different checkpoints before they were arrested in Ondo town.”
The suspected bandits paraded by Amotekun Corps in Ondo State
Daggers found inside the vehicles
Daggers and different kinds of knives found with the suspects
Locally-made guns and bullets found with the suspects