The new Amotekun security force in southwestern Nigeria says it has arrested 120 suspected criminals in Ondo State.
Speaking to reporters in Akure, the commission’s commander Adetunji Adeleye said the men were arrested 15 times during armed robberies, according to Vanguard.
He said: “Since we started Operation Clean-Up about a month ago, we’ve arrested about 120 criminals, and sanity is returning to the state.”
“Some of the criminals have been sent to the police, some NSCDC and others to the Department of State Services for more diligent investigation and prosecution.”
“Initially, we started general security operatives with other security agencies until after the EndSARS protests when there was an upsurge in criminal activities in the state and Amotekun launched Operation Clean-Up.”
“We recorded over 15 robbery cases in Akure within one month, which had not happened before.”
He said they started the operation in collaboration with other security agencies after the EndSars protest and that led to the arrest of 15 robbers in Ondo State in one month.
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