Amotekun finds AK-47 rifles hidden in Oyo forest

The Oyo State wing of the Southwest Safety Community codenamed Amotekun Corps recovered AK-47 rifles, army camouflage and different gadgets hidden by the suspected kidnappers in a forest within the state.

The Commandant of the Corps in Oyo State, Colonel Olayinka Olayanju (Retd.), advised newsmen in Ibadan on Monday that the Corps recovered 4 AK-47 rifles, 4 magazines and 50 rounds of seven.62mm reside ammunition.

Indian hemp wrappers, a raincoat, two Nigerian military caps and a beret have been additionally discovered.

He mentioned the gadgets have been discovered whereas operatives of the troop have been combing the forests following the rise in kidnapping circumstances on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

“Final weekend, the efforts of our folks have been rewarded when weapons and ammunition have been present in one of many forests following a tip-off that some armed assailants have been noticed within the space.

“The brokers of the safety community are nonetheless current within the forest to probably catch the felony parts,” he mentioned.

In his handle, the Particular Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Safety, former Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, mentioned the governor had directed safety personnel within the state to take proactive steps to cease kidnappings within the state.

Owoseni mentioned collaboration with native hunters and vigilantes has significantly helped within the current successes recorded by the Amotekun Corps within the state.

He assured that the state authorities would offer the tools wanted for the sleek operation of the corps to enhance their efficiency.


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