June 14, 2024

The CP added that the veracity of the incident would be determined after a thorough investigation had been conducted.

Three suspected kidnappers have been reportedly struck dead by lightning in Oro Ago, an agrarian community in Ifelodun local government area of Kwara State.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that the incident, which occurred three days ago, is believed to be linked to the efforts of a local vigilance group in the Igbomina Kwara axis, focused on addressing security challenges in the area.

It was gathered that the victims of the lightning strike were suspected members of an eight-man kidnapping gang that reportedly operated in Iwo, Osun State, about two weeks ago.

Speaking on the incident, the state police Commissioner, CP Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, noted that the command has initiated an investigation into the incident.

The CP added that the veracity of the incident would be determined after a thorough investigation had been conducted.

In other news, the Osun State Police Command’s anti-cultism section have detained a cow that was reportedly going to be used in an Osogbo celebration of Cultists Day on July 7th.

Residents of Osogbo’s Egbatedo neighborhood gave the police a tip-off after they observed cult members congregating there on Friday for the yearly event.

The suspects left the cow behind as they fled when they saw the cops approaching. The cow was tagged with an axe symbol and had the word “Oroki” written on it. The police confiscated the cow and took it into their possession.

The incident was reported on Saturday by SP Yemisi Opalola, the Osun State Police Command spokeswoman.

“After intelligence revealed plans by a particular cult to celebrate the 7/7 festival. The CP ordered operatives to ensure that the plan by these cultists fail.”

The operatives, working in line with that directive, combed every part of the state and went to Egbatedo, a suburb of Osogbo. When the suspects saw them, they fled but the cow they planned to use for the celebration was seized. We want to assure people of the state that the command will continue to work hard to keep the state very safe,” the PPRO stated.

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