According to a statement signed by Oyo State Commandant of Amotekun, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (Rtd), the bandits were arrested at two separate scenes as the operatives encountered them at two illegally mounted road blocks.
The statement said some operatives were still on the trail of some others bandits who managed to escape from the scene.
Col. Olayanju said the arrested bandits are Awali Atine, Ibrahim Abu, Shuaib Balau, Ibrahim Musa, Abdullah Masika and Umar Aliu Masika, all of whom are Bororo Fulani, stressing that they were arrested on Okeho-Ilua and Okeho-Iseyin Road at about 4am on Thursday, 29th April 2021.
He further revealed that the bandits, whose modus operandi is to pretend as herdsmen during the day and violently robbed innocent passengers on the highways at night, were caught with 183 cows, weapons and a total sum of ₦268, 470.
“They have been handed over to the Nigeria Police Authority, Okeho Divisional HQ alongside the 183 herds, weapons and money found in their possession for further investigation.” Olayanju stated.
The statement pleaded with those with necessary information that could help law enforcement agencies in their investigation to arrest the other fleeing bandits to report to the nearest police authority.