Amotekun foils 35 kidnap attacks, arrests two gold miners in Ondo
The Ondo State Security Agency Network Codenamed Amotekun Corps said it has foiled 35 kidnap cases from May 2020 to September 2021.
Two illegal gold miners were also arrested by operatives of the corps in the state.
The state Commander of the Corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye added that the corps has attended to 2,633 cases within the same period.
Briefing reporters in Akure, the Amotekun boss, said the Corps also arrested 1000 suspects, waded into 515 herders/farmers clashes and arrested kidnappers.
He added that the Corps has also impounded 26 cars and over 1000 Okadas, totalling 2,633 cases from May 2020 to September 2021.
“Operation Amotekun” is the codename for the security initiative of the South West Governors under the leadership of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, to address the wanton killings, kidnappings, armed robbery and other forms of criminalities in the state and the Southwest region”
Adeleye said one of the challenges facing the Corps was lack of the need to get legal backing to allow the Agency carry weapons commensurate with the firepower of criminals.
He added that the Corps need to secure large expanse of land for training camp/barracks for the Agency.
He also mentioned improved subvention to address officers’ welfare/training, maintenance of 24 hours surveillance and acquisition of hardware for officers.