Oyo State Security Network Agency, codenamed Amotekun, on Tuesday revealed that it is in possession of eight sacks of arrows, cutlasses, charms and other dangerous weapons seized from bandits and kidnappers across Oyo State.
Speaking with journalists in his office at the state secretariat, Agodi,the Chairman of Amotekun Corps, General Kunle Togun (Rtd), said the security outfit was able to rid forest reserves in the state of bandits and kidnappers due to the collaboration and support of local hunters.
Commending the local hunters under the aegis of Hunters Association of Nigeria, Togun noted that the collaboration assisted operatives of Amotekun to easily disarm the foreign bandits, who he said were usually found with guns, poisoned arrows, cutlasses, knives and other dangerous weapons from the forest reserves.
He said: “We are arresting these bandits and disarming them through the support we are getting from the Oyo State chapter of the Hunters Association of Nigeria.
“The hunters know the terrain and have the spiritual powers to disarm these foreign bandits, that is why we sought their collaboration.
“As I am talking with you, we have a seizure of about eight sacks filled with poisoned cutlasses, arrows, daggers and amulets, which are to be used for dangerous operation.
“We will not relent in flushing out these criminal minded foreigners. If they cannot peacefully contribute to the development of Nigeria’s economy, they have the liberty to relocate back to their countries or any other country that allow their recklessness.”