The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Kwara Command, says it has launched a manhunt for members of a robbery gang terrorizing Oro-Ago Community, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Ilorin by the command’s spokesman, Mr Babawale Afolabi.
The statement said that the operatives of the corps would work with the local vigilantes in the community to ensure all the criminal elements are arrested and prosecuted.
“On April 6, at 7:45 p.m., three armed men suspected to be thieves attacked one Dauda with a machete along Oke Oyan Road, Oro-Ago Community and made away with his motorcycle and other valuables.
“The suspected thieves also inflicted a deep machete cut on his head and left him unconscious, in a pool of his own blood,” Afolabi said.
The spokesman said that on the same day, one Seyi, another resident of the Oro-Ago community was attacked by yet-to-be-identified armed men, who wanted to snatch his motorcycle from him.
Afolabi, however, said that the victim was able to escape with his bike, but not before he was inflicted with a few machete cuts.
The spokesman said that detectives from the Intelligence and Investigation Department of the corps visited the community and findings revealed that the community had been under siege by these criminal elements.
He said that the Bororos, the armed squad and tactical team of the corps, now work together with local vigilantes to track and apprehend the robbers.
“The State Commandant, Makinde Ayinla, has ordered the deployment of operatives from the armed squad unit and operation harmony tactical team to the town.
“They will liaise with the local security team to comb all the nook and crannies of the town to fish out the criminals,” Afolabi said.