The Oyo State joint security outfit, Operation Burst, has apprehended seven suspected members of an armed robbery gang in Ibadan.
The Director-General of the outfit, Col. James Ajibola (rtd.), while parading the suspects on Friday in Ibadan, said that they were nabbed by the operatives at Olomi area, Ibadan, during a night patrol.
He said that his team was making frantic efforts to ensure that they fulfilled the mandate given to them by Gov. Seyi Makinde to combat crimes in the state.
He said that Operation Burst came up after credible intelligence reports that areas like Olomi, Olodo and Olose, all in Ibadan, were being terrorised by armed robbers.
Ajibola said that men of the outfit carried out surveillance of the areas during the day and later swung into action.
He warned other armed robbery gangs lurking around in the state to desist from their heinous acts or be ready to face the full wrath of the law.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the items recovered from the suspected armed robbers included motorcycles, one locally-made pistol, two cartridges, three cutlasses, charms and cash.
Ajibola said that the seven suspects had been transferred to the Police Criminal Investigations Department (SCID), Iyaganku, Ibadan, for further investigations and prosecution.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq
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