15 Arrested as Gunmen Attack 4 Ogun Villages

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Journalistsnhave reported tension in four villages surrounding the ancient town of Ado-Odo in Ogun State due to attacks by gunmen.

During these attacks, five individuals were injured as the assailants looted homes, taking phones, cash, motorcycles, and other valuables.

Subsequently, 15 suspects were captured and are currently held at the Ado Odo Divisional Police Station. The detainees include Moses Amazede, Oyetunde, Tobi, Aliu, Idris, Azeez Lateef, Sodiq, Bello Waliu, Olusoji, Azeez, Opeyemi, Hassan, Babalola, and Abolade.

The affected villages are Betiku Ashipa, Alaagba, Olorunleke, and Alapoti. About 100 robbers stormed these villages over the weekend, firing shots indiscriminately.

Saubano Babajide Elekuro, a victim, described the ordeal as horrific, the worst he has ever experienced. He recounted how gunmen invaded his home, assaulting the occupants and stealing two motorcycles and 70,000 Naira.

Another victim, Nafiu Oshoja, noted the attackers' large numbers, arriving by buses and motorcycles. The villagers, with police support from the Ado Ado Police Station, eventually confronted the robbers.

Abiodun Emmanuel praised the Divisional Police Officer of Ado Odo and the state police commissioner for their swift response to the emergency calls.

The community has called on the Ogun State police to pursue the remaining gang members and their backers to ensure they are brought to justice.

A police source from Ado Odo confirmed the arrests, revealing that the suspects admitted to being led by Idris Mustapha, also known as Arikusa, and Muftau, alias School Boy.

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