Amotekun arrest scores of suspected armed groups in Ondo
Local chief says armed men have invaders Okitipupa
By Samuel Ogunsona
Amotekun Corps in Ondo have arrested scores of armed men suspected to be of Fulani extraction. A source close to Amotekun in Ondo said some of them were armed.
“They are all young men in their teens or twenties. They had no women. Some of them were armed” an official of Amotekun told our correspondent in Akure.
He said the corps had acted on intelligence report.
He claimed that the men arrived Okitipupa, headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of the state on Thursday without any clear mission
Another audio statement made available to Irohinoodua by a traditional chief in Okitipupa Chief Akin Ogunlingo said he witnessed over 30 vehicles conveying some Fulani men to Okitipupa at the weekend.
“We confronted them. They claimed they belong to a security group owned by the Federal Government. They all look suspicious”
He said a piece of land near the Okitipupa Army barracks had been acquired where thousands of young Fulani men are settled
On the Amotekun arrest of some Fulani men, the state Commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, meanwhile has confirmed the arrest of the Fulani men.
He said the corps would probe their mission
He said ”We have commenced investigation into the matter.”