Not less than 16 Hausa men were arrested by Amotekun operatives on Monday, March 8, 2021, as they made their way to Oyo town, Eye9ja reports.
The operatives of the Western Security Network, a.k.a. Amotekun, apprehended the 16 men who confessed that they were going to Igbo Nla village and the Old Oyo National Park to cause mayhem.
16 Hausa Men With Ammunition Headed For Oyo Arrested By Amotekun
Sahara Reporters reports that the arrest was confirmed by the Oyo State Chapter of Amotekun, and they revealed that the men had been handed over to the Atiba Divisional Police Headquarters for further questioning and prosecution.
A source within the security outfit said, “The 16 Hausa men were all armed and we counted 18 locally made rifles in their convoy.”
“They claimed to have come from Sokoto State. They are suspected to be here in furtherance of the reprisals on the Hausa-Yoruba clashes Shasha market, whose tension is just gradually dying down.”
“But we have handed them over to the police. We hope the police authorities will do the needful.”
Amotekun operatives had on January 26 intercepted a truckload of gunmen suspected to be herdsmen heading for the Igangan community in the Ibarapa area of the state.
At the time, the officials had discovered 25 guns and 10 dogs inside the truck, alongside the suspects.