Kidnap suspects under arrest after gun duel with Army, local vigilante in Kwara
Following a gun duel between suspected kidnappers and joint local vigilante/hunters and the Nigeria Army on Thursday, two kidnap suspects were arrested in Oke-Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State.
It was gathered that the gun duel happened near Ero-Dam in the local government area on Thursday.
Those arrested were identified as Bunmi, an indigene of Odo Owa and a Fulani man named Ramoni.
Both suspects according to a top Civil Defence Corps official in Omu-Aran, Mr. A.O.Mobayo, have been handed over to the Nigeria Police area command office at Omu-Aran, in Irepodun Local Government Area of the state, for further investigation.
It was learnt that the joint covert operation, was sequel to the confessional statement of a suspected kidnapper arrested in Ekiti by the state police command.
Again, from Oke-Ero, the Divisional Officer of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, in Iloffa, Oguntifa Felix, reported that there was a breakdown of law and order at about 1900hours on Thursday, as angry members of the community attacked the Fulani community, setting their houses including one hotel ablaze
A Toyota corolla car belonging to a Fulani man, Alhaji Idowu, was also reportedly set ablaze by the irate mob who attacked the community.
Reacting to the development, the Wakili Fulani of Omu-aran, Abdullahi Ibrahim, alleged that some hoodlums attacked Fulani properties in Omu-aran and Oke-Ero towns over alleged reports of kidnap suspects arrested by Ekiti state police command.