Eighty-seven men and officers of Nigeria police led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mudashiru Abdulahi, on Thursday combed forests and kidnappers’ den around Owo-Akoko axis of Ondo state where several travellers have been abducted in recent time.
During the exercise, two suspected leaders of the notorious kidnappers group, Jahae Mohammed and Jimoh Ahmed were apprehended at Ose-Oba-Akoko along Owo-Ikare road by the police special patrol team.
The combined team of police formation was led by DCP Mudashiru, Area Commander, Iwaro-Oka Akoko, ACP Musiliu Aliu and the state Police Public Relation Officer, Mr Femi Joseph trekked about twenty-kilometre inside the forest reserve along Ose-Oba-Akoko road to burst two camps of the kidnappers.
The PPRO confirmed that the police team destroyed two camps as the kidnappers had already fled the scene before the arrival of the security operatives.
Mr Joseph said objects such as clothes and shoes suspected to be from their victims as well as cudgels were recovered and destroyed at the two kidnappers’ camp
The police spokesman urged the people to always give useful information at ensuring safety of the communities and travellers in the state.