Police authorities in Ogun State have recorded far-reaching successes in curtailing the rampant cases of kidnapping to the extent that no fewer than six kidnappers responsible for recent abduction of victims have been smoked out from their forest hideouts.
In the past few weeks, the spate of kidnappings in the state got really scary with the abduction of two female students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ayetoro Campus, a traditional Ijebu chief and three medical personnel returning from their duty tour, in separate incidences.
Virtually all of these victims were rescued after many days by crack police operatives with the assistance and collaborations with local hunters and community vigilante groups
Incidentally, all the six kidnap suspects are of the Fulani stock, all of who have confessed to participating in the heinous crimes.
The rest suspects are Nura Bello, who is aged 21, Haruna Sanni and Abubakar Bello Amodu. Recovered from the culprits were various types of guns including AK47.
Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun, on Wednesday addressed a press conference parading the suspects before the media.
The CP told newsmen that all the suspects gave vital information on series of coordinated kidnap incidences in Ayetoro, Olorunda and Imeko where the kidnappers mainly operate.
Said Ajogun: "Recently, the Command was confronted with a rising wave of kidnapping perpetrated by armed hoodlums operating from the vast forests which the state is blessed with.
"With the marching orders of the Inspector-General of Police and usual support of the state Governor, we went after these dare-devils, in the course of which we made successes by way of arrests of the perpetrators"
The police boss attributed the modest achievement to the Command's Tactical Teams on Anti-kidnapping and Anti-Cultism whose diligence and professionalism in handling the several cases.
Ajogun also added: "The successes also illustrate the fact that the Command's response time to distress calls has improved tremendously, and that we are demonstrating more perseverance, courage and professional skills."
He enjoined indigenes of the state that security is everybody's business, tasking them to abide strictly by security tips provided by the Command from time to time.
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