INSECURITY: Group Commends Massive bombardment of Kwara bushes, warns residents of harbouring fleeing Suspects


The Kwara South Joint Community Security Watch has commended the ongoing sustained bombardment of Kwara bushes by joint security patrols, leading to massive successes nipping insecurity in the bud in the State.

The Coordinator of the security outfit Elder Olaitan Oyin Zubair while giving update on its fight to rid Kwara of banditry and Kidnappers, , raised high hopes, promising that soonest, citizens would start sleeping with two eyes closed again in the southern part of the state in particular.

He said “This expectation arose from successful ongoing military operations of combing deadly forests in parts of Edu, Patigi and Ifelodun local government areas of the state, where bandits and kidnappers hibernate to unleashed mayhem on the innocent people.

Oyin Zubair revealed that “there’s been a successful ongoing military operations both of land and aerial support using helicopters along the axis of Ndanaku, Gbugbu, Babanla and Oreke forests for three days running, which he said, was giving the bandits sleepless nights but a high hope to the citizens.

“many of them who were trying to flee have been apprehended by the supportive security agencies which included the Anti-Kidnapping Squad, Hunters and Vigilante” he confirmed.

Elder Oyin Zubair however cautioned neighbouring communities of the identified hotspots not to provide alternative shelters for the fleeing suspected hoodlums, as they are running helter skelter out of the forests to secure a new place to hide.

He disclosed that during the surveillance patrol of Hunters and Vigilante in collaboration with the Police yesterday, eight suspected kidnappers were apprehended at Babanla and Olayinka area in Ifelodun local government area while more than 15 suspects were also apprehended around Gbugbu in Edu local government area of the state.

He assured the people of Kwara South that no stone will be left unturned by the organization to backup the military operations against the bandits in order to ensure that the citizens are at peace to engage in their normal businesses.

Elder Oyin Zubair further called on residents to report any strange movements in their communities to recognized authorities in their areas but warned against taking laws into their hands either by inflicting injuries or causing detention and any other unlawful acts against suspects.

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