Amotekun rescues 17 passengers, arrest one suspect after gun duel with robbery gang in Ondo
Men of the Ondo State Security Network Agency otherwise known as Amotekun have rescued 17 passengers who were abducted at the Ifira-Akoko axis of Akoko South East Local Government Area of the State.
The 18 passenger bus was heading for Abuja from Lagos when it was attacked by the gang of robbers and taken into the nearby bush.
The men of the Amotekun corps rescued the passengers after engaging the hoodlums in a gun duel and arrested the leader of the group, Musa Jamiu.
Parading the suspect on Thursday, January 13, the state commander of the corps, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, said that the armed men stopped the vehicle of the victims while coming from Abuja.
According to him, the Lagos bound vehicle was stopped by the hoodlums in Ifira-Akoko and ordered the driver to drive the bus into the bush.
Adeleye said some residents of the area, alerted the Amotekun in the area and swung into action as they chased the robbers into the bush, while the armed men engaged his men in a shoot out.
He explained that one of the robbers was arrested while trying to escape while one other was arrested after being shot by his colleague in order to conceal their secret.
“18 passenger bus was waylaid and led into the bush along Ifira-Akoko on January 11, 2022. We were reliably informed that the vehicle was attacked just outside Ifira-Akoko on which was on its way to Abuja,” he stated.
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