Operatives of Oyo State Security Network Agency comprising Amotekun Corps , Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and Vigilance Group of Nigeria (VGN) have apprehended six suspected bandits at Kajola Local Government of Oyo state .
The Commandant of Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olagunju made this known in a release made available to journalists.
Retired col Olagunju in the statement says the arrest was made during a joint routine patrol in the early hours of Thursday.
The suspects were arrested in separate incidents following encounters at two illegally mounted Road blocks.
The suspects according to the statement tried to escape but were overpowered by the operatives .
The bandits who were mainly fulanis were Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika and Umar Aliu Masika.
According to them, their modus operandi is to pretend as herdsmen during the day and violently rob innocent passengers on the highways at night.
They were caught with 183 cows, weapons and a total sum of #268, 470.00.
The release adds that the suspects and the exhibits have been handed over to the Nigeria Police Authority Okeho Divisional headquarters.