Men of the Ondo State security outfit, codenamed Amotekun, have arrested two Fulani herdsmen suspected to be kidnappers at Supare Akoko in the Akoko South West Council area of the state.
It was learnt that they were arrested for abducting two fellow Fulani herdsmen.
This was made known by the Commander of the state Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, in Akure, noting that a member of the syndicate, Sidi Amodu, was apprehended inside a forest in Supare Akoko.
According to Vanguard, Adeleye named the two victims as Musa Ibrahim and Amidu Ibrahim, who are brothers from the same parents. They were abducted and tied to a tree and their captors were about to slaughter them when the Amotekun Corps arrived at the scene.
Adeleye affirmed that the criminals numbering seven, ran away, leaving Amodu who was sleeping behind when the Amotekun Corps invaded their den.
He said “This is a case of herdsmen being kidnapped by fellow Fulani men. The two victims rescued by Amotekun are Musa Ibrahim and Amidu Ibrahim; they are siblings and they are herdsmen.
“They were kidnapped in Supare Akoko and valuables are taken from them after the kidnap operation and they were tied and about to be slaughtered by fellow Fulani men before our men got wind of it
“We penetrated the forest where they are hiding and we are able to apprehend one of the criminals. He confessed to the crime and said their gang was a group of seven and that they migrated into the state from Benin and Kogi states.
“He said the last kidnap they did was about eight people. We have been able to take care of the two victims that were abducted.”
While speaking, the two brothers who were victims explained that they received the beating of their lives from the hoodlums “who covered their faces and tied us to the trees. They tortured us and told us to call our relatives to bring ransom to release us or they would kill us. They beat us and were about to kill us when the Amotekun men arrived at the forest.”