Ekiti Police arrest armed terrorists in Ado Ekiti forest
By Samuel Ogunsona
The Ekiti State Police Command has arrested some armed men hiding in Ado Ekiti ancestral forest.
The police carried out raids of criminal hideouts which led to the arrest of nine armed suspected kidnappers.
In a statement made available to Irohinoodua and signed by Sunday Abutu the police said the arrest is part of the ongoing strategic effort of the Ekiti State Police Command to rid the State of criminal elements with the aim of ensuring the security of lives and properties of the good people of Ekiti State.
The Command operatives said it heavily bombarded the vast forest known to be habouring bandits in the State.
The police said through its intelligence led surveillance activities, the Command operatives, last Friday at about 13:00hrs, bombarded Ago Aduloju forest, Ado-Ekiti where the hoodlums attacked the operatives with dangerous weapons during which one of the operatives sustained serious injury in an attempt to arrest them.
The police said during the operation, nine suspects, namely- Hassan Mesaje, Dagogo Nadahi, Saidi Laun, Abubakar Usman, Lawal Abdullahi, Usman Ibrahim, Idris Ahmed, Usman Abubakar and Dahiru Adamu were arrested while others took to their heels.
The Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, CP Moronkeji Adesina while assuring residents of Ekiti State that the Command will not relent in its fight against crimes and criminalities in the State, seeks the support and cooperation of all and sundry through the provision of timely and useful information to the police, adding that the suspects arrested will be made to face the wrath of the law.