Men of Operation Burst in Oyo State have arrested some armed Fulani men in the Ibarapa area of the state.
Our correspondent gathered that the suspects, loaded in three buses, were arrested by a joint security team which include soldiers.
The suspects, who were said to have stormed the area some hours after members of Amotekun carried out a raid on kidnappers’ hideouts in the area, were believed to be on a revenge mission–a claim yet to be ascertained.
It was gathered that some weapons including guns, bows and arrows and ammunition were recovered from them.
A source told our correspondent that each of the occupants of the three buses was holding a Dane gun but after a search was carried out, more sophisticated guns were found hidden in the vehicles.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State Police Command, Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, was contacted via whatsApp. He asked for the date of the arrest but was yet to confirm or deny the arrest as at the time of this report.
But the Coordinator of O’dua People’s Congress in Oyo State, Mr Rotimi Olumo, when contacted said his men in Ibarapa axis briefed him about the arrest.
He said, ” I was told that the Fulani men were arrested by Operation Burst. About 47 of them were arrested and guns were recovered from them.”