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Troops of the 32 Artillery Brigade in Akure have arrested five suspected kidnappers terrorizing the people of the state on Tuesday the 16th of April 2019, while conducting a raid operation on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo Local Governnent Area of Ondo State, following credible information of kidnap incident involving nine (9) persons at Mr Godwin Ugu Integrated Agric Farm in Owo.

This was contained in a press statement issued by Assistant Director Army Public Relations 32 Artillery Brigade, Captain Victor Olukoya in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Captain Olukoya said that the operation resulted in the arrest of 5 kidnappers and rescue of 5 hostages and 4 other abductees escaped from the kidnappers’ den on arrival of troops.

He noted that the rescued hostages and the arrested suspects who had minor injuries have been taken to the Brigade Medical Centre for medical examination and treatment.

The Brigade spokesman stated that “during the operation, the following items were recovered from the criminals:
a. 1 x Dane gun
b. 1x Axe
c. 2 x Cutlasses
d. 8 x Live cartridges
e. 1 x Handset
f. 3 x Ring charms

The suspects will be handed over to the appropriate civil security agency at the conclusion of preliminary investigation” he stated.

He, therefore, reiterated the determination of the 32 Brigade Nigerian Army, Akure of its readiness to make Ekiti and Ondo States too hot for criminals to hibernate, stressing that the Brigade is committed and capable of providing adequate security for the people of these states under it jurisdiction.

The Army image maker added that the Commander of the Brigade, Brigadier General ZL Abubakar has ordered intense patrol of streets in the two states as parts of security measures put in place.

The NA also appealed to members of the public to assist security agencies by providing credible information that could assist in fighting criminal activities in the state.

Emergency cellphone numbers of 32 Artillery Brigade were made public, where the people could pass credible information. The numbers are; 09030002151 and 09030002161

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