The bandits who are being attacked by the Military in Northern part of the country were reportedly fleeing to the Southern Nigeria. It was reported that the bandits target Ondo State as their new destination.
This was revealed by Ondo State Amotekun Corps. While speaking to the PUNCH newspaper, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the Ondo State Amotekun Corps Commander disclosed that the bandits are coming to the Southwest from the North, and they plan to start with Ondo State.
He said, ” We have got information from a reliable intelligence report that the fleeing bandits are coming, that they intend to stay in the forest to cause mayhem, and that they are closing in seriously. The source told us that the bandits want to start with Ondo State as a frontline state.
” So, with that, we have put serious intelligence on the ground across the state and our primary aim is to prevent any infiltration and attack. We don’ t even want them to strike before we get them. So, we are at every local government area, every major town, and inside the forest.
” On the other side too, we are deploying all means to ensure that if they come to this state, they will meet their waterloo. Right now, our intelligence is on the ground at every nook and cranny of the state. And we are monitoring keenly. That is what Mr. Governor has directed me to do and I will do it diligently. ”
Meanwhile, an unspecified number of travellers were reportedly kidnapped in Ekiti State on Monday.
The incident happened around Ayetoro Ekiti- Otun Ekiti Road as the gunmen attacked two commercial buses whose passengers were all kidnapped.
According to a source, the kidnapped had escaped before the hunters in the environment could get to the scene.
He said, ” The hunters were called that some kidnappers were operating on the Ayetoro Ekiti- Otun Ekiti Road.
” But before they got there, the gunmen had commandeered the two buses into the bush. At that point, we could not tell the number of people taken into the forest, but the buses were abandoned there. “