Alleged Military Training For Fulanis : Amotekun Arrests 45 Northern Youths in Ondo

Alleged Military Training For Fulanis : Amotekun arrests 45 Northern  youths in Ondo

Alleged Military Training For Fulanis : Amotekun arrests 45 Northern  youths in Ondo

Residents of Okitipupa, the headquarters of the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, became tense after men from the Ondo State Security Network, also known as the Amotekun Corps, detained 45 youths from the northern part of the country.

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The youths, who were being transported in a truck, were apprehended in front of the Okitipupa Army Barracks at about 10 p.m. on Thursday and taken to Akure, the state capital, according to reports.

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Many of the town’s inhabitants gathered at the scene were concerned that the northern teenagers were in town to cause mayhem.

“The Fulani youths were being transported in a trailer in front of the army barracks when the Amotekun Corps staff detained them,” a source said. Some of them jumped out of the vehicle and fled into town as the Amotekun Corps approached, but about 45 of them were apprehended.

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“When they were interrogated, they said they had been sent from the north to the barracks for military training. They were then taken away from town by the Amotekun Corps.”

When contacted, Chief Adetunji Adeleye, the corps’ state commander, confirmed the arrest and said an investigation had begun.

Adeleye said, “We have started an investigation into the matter.”

Mr Igbekele Akinrinwa, the chairman of the Okitipupa Local Government Area, who spoke to the crowd at the scene of the incident, stated that an indigene of the town had facilitated the travellers’ journey to the town.

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The individual had also been apprehended by the state chapter of Amotekun, according to Akinrinwa.

Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro, the state police command’s public relations officer, confirmed the incident, saying the suspects had been turned over to the Amotekun Corps.

“The men are mostly northerners who said they wanted to go through military training in the barracks to become security guards, but the commander refused because he didn’t have a signal to that effect,” he said. They were given to Amotekun because there was no place to hold them in Okitipupa.”


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