The police command in Ekiti on Monday said it had arrested nine suspected kidnappers in Ago Aduloju area of Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Sunday Abutu, the command’s spokesperson, disclosed this in a statement in Ado-Ekiti.
Mr Abutu said the feat was part of the ongoing strategic efforts of the command to rid the state of criminal elements.
He said operatives in the command, following intelligent report, had heavily bombarded the vast forest in Ago Aduloju area of Ado-Ekiti, known to be habouring bandits in the state.
Mr Abutu said the hoodlums had attacked the operatives with dangerous weapons during which one of the operatives sustained serious injuries.
“Following intelligence led surveillance activities, the command operatives on April 29, at about 13:00hrs, bombarded Ago Aduloju Forest, Ado-Ekiti.
“During the operation, 9 suspects, namely- Hassan Mesaje, Dagogo Nadahi, Saidi Laun, Abubakar Usman, Lawal Abdullahi, Usman Ibrahim, Idris Ahmed, Usman Abubakar and Dahiru Adamu were arrested while others took to their heels.
“The Ekiti Commissioner of Police, CP Moronkeji Adesina, assured residents of the state that the command would not relent in its fight against crimes and criminalities.
“It also seeks the support and cooperation of all and sundry through the provision of timely and useful information to the police, adding that the suspects arrested would be made to face the wrath of the law,” Mr Abutu added.