The 32 Artillery Brigade, Akure, says its troops deployed in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State have apprehended five kidnappers said to have been terrorising people of the area.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Akure on Wednesday by Capt. Victor Olukoya, the brigade’s Assistant Director, Public Relations.
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Olukoya said that the troops made the arrest during a raid on the kidnappers’ hideout at Jugbere village in Owo Local Government.
He explained that the operation followed a tip off from some members of the public that suspected kidnappers had abducted nine farmers in a farm belonging to one Mr Godwin Ugu.
“During the raid, the troops were able to rescue five of the hostages while four others had escaped from the kidnappers den before the troops arrived.
“The rescued hostages and some of the suspects, who sustained minor injuries, are presently receiving first aid…