The Ondo State Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun has arrested 17 able bodied men from the Northern part of Nigeria in possession of 35 dogs, charms and cutlasses.
The suspects were arrested in Okititpupa town of Okitipupa Local Government Area following an alarm raised by the community who were suspicious the movement of the suspects.
The suspects were said to have been invited to the communtiy by an unknown person yet to be identified.
The corps Commander, Akogun Adetunji Adeleye, as quoted by Dailypost said “They were people who claimed to have come from the northern part of the country with dogs, charms and cutlasses and the people of Okitipupa area who were not comfortable with them raised the alarm.
“But on interrogation, they claimed they were invited to Okutupupa by somebody and that they are actually working for the person. All attempts to reach the person they claimed to work for have not yielded any result till date.
“However, we want to warn residents to be vigilant when they see what I will call mysterious things. We have over 30 dogs among able bodied men who don’t even know where they are going. They claimed they were dropped in Okitipupa by a vehicle and that the vehicle had left.
“This calls for a very serious concern looking at the very serious security situation in the country. Investigation into who brought them and their real mission is still ongoing. They were attempting to enter the forest behind the military barracks in Okitipupa when they were arrested.”