The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Military in Akure, has begun a clamp down on kidnappers terrorising the folks of Ondo, Ekiti and Osun states with a view to restoring peace within the three states. Kidnappers had within the final one month operated on main roads that hyperlink the three states, particularly Ibadan-Ife-Akure categorical highway, kidnapping not lower than 15 folks.
The Nigerian Military has, nevertheless, declared its readiness to confront the abductors and different criminals on the highway and different areas within the three states.
The commander answerable for Owena artillery, Akure, Brig Common Zakari, Logun Abubakar, stated his males have been battle able to battle kidnapping within the three states.
Abubakar stated that a part of the plan to rid kidnapping from the states was the launching of the “Particular Anti-Kidnapping Squad” of the army. He lamented the rampant circumstances of kidnapping within the South West, saying
that troopers would henceforth patrol all main roads within the three states.
Abubakar who assured that the army would battle the scourge of kidnapping with full energy, declared that the times of the criminals have been numbered.
He revealed that the army had put in place vital modalities to place an finish to insecurity within the space.
“As a way to battle this scourge headlong, we’ve got already launched the anti-kidnapping squad of the army part. This squad, which is a particular one can be energetic, cellular and swift in reacting to circumstances
of kidnapping within the states of our jurisdiction,” he assured.
He added that “with a purpose to obtain our aim of making certain safety, our males are to mount strategic location of the roads, test on passengers and be vigilant to react to kidnap circumstances.
“We have now recognized the inclined areas the place these felony parts perpetrate their evil work. They’re bushes in Ondo, Ekiti and Ibilo in Edo State,” he added.
In keeping with Abubakar, the Particular Squad (anti-kidnapping) which is a wing straight underneath his command is manned by a skilled senior army officer, Captain B M Danlima.
He famous that the military had reached out to stakeholders within the safety sector together with neighborhood leaders and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria with a purpose to additional obtain success in
the warfare in opposition to kidnapping.