The Oyo State Joint Security outfit codenamed, Operation burst, on Friday revealed that it has apprehended and paraded no fewer than seven suspected members of an armed robbery gang in Ibadan.
The development was revealed by the Director-General of the security outfit, Col. James Ajibola Oladipupo.
He noted that the seven suspected robbers were arrested by Operatives of the Task Force at Olomi during a night patrol in Ibadan.
Oladipupo while parading the suspects at the Agodi Headquarters of Operation Burst, Oladipupo noted that his team is working on carrying out the assignment handed over to them by the Governor Seyi Makinde-led government.
The Director-General further stated that the operation was carried out after credible intelligence reports that areas like Olomi, Olodo and Olose in the State were being terrorized by armed robbers.
Oladipupo said men of the outfit carried out surveillance of the aforementioned areas during the day and later in the night, the patrol teams swung into action.
He warned other armed robbers terrorising areas in the state to desist from their acts or be ready to face the full wrath of the law, adding that the outfit would ensure Oyo State is crime-free.
Items recovered from the suspects according to him, included; Motorcycles, one locally-made pistol, two cartridges, three cutlasses, charms and cash.
He noted that the suspects have been transferred to the Oyo State Criminal Investigation Department (State C.I.D), Iyaganku, Ibadan, for further investigation and prosecution.