Army Arrests 150 Political Thugs Heading To Ekiti

Army Arrests 150 Political Thugs Heading To Ekiti, Soldiers attached to the 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army have arrested 150 armed political thugs heading to Ekiti State for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary.
The suspected political thugs were arrested at Ita Awure/Efon Junction in Efon Alaaye in Ekiti State.

It was gathered that they have been transferred to Akure for interrogation.

Public Relations Officer of the Brigade, Akin Omojokun confirmed the arrest and said the Brigade would soon issue a statement on the development.
Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu also confirmed that the suspects were being transported with five 18-passenger buses and were driving along Ijebu- Ijesa-Ita Ore road, when they were intercepted and arrested.

Army Arrests 150 Political Thugs Heading To Ekiti

Abutu said the suspects were arrested with dangerous weapons like locally made pistols and cutlasses.

He said “They were arrested at a military checkpoint mounted at Ita-Ore in Efon  Tuesday evening. They were loaded in five 18-passenger buses coming from another state to Ekiti where the PDP primaries will hold. The suspects are still with the military personnel and it is expected that they will be handed over to us soon.”

The police spokesperson assured the general public that the command’s detectives will do a thorough investigation about the incident and prosecute those involved.

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