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Local hunters, vigilantes arrest 10 suspected kidnappers in Kwara

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A combined team of vigilantes and local hunters have arrested ten suspected kidnappers terrorizing Ekiti local government area of Kwara state 
According to a statement credited to the office of the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, the suspects were arrested following a raid of their hideout in a forest where they keep their victims.

The area has lately become notorious for kidnapping activities, with some of the victims found dead even after payment of ransom.
The statement added that the suspects had been transferred to the state Police headquarters Ilorin.
Some of the dangerous weapons allegedly recovered from them include guns, knives and cutlasses among other weapons they used to perpetrate their crime. 
The Kwara State Vigilante Commander, Alhaji Saka Ibrahim, confirmed the incident during a telephone chat with Daily Trust

"Seven were arrested on Tuesday while three were nabbed on Wednesday. But our men are still combing the bush. We will hand them over to the police when the come out of the forest." he said. 
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, who confirmed the development, said that the suspects are currently being held at the anti-kidnapping unit of the Kwara State Police Command, Ilorin.
The PPRO also said that the suspected kidnappers, whose identities resembled Fulani in the picture that accompanied the state government’s statement, added that they are undergoing interrogation to ascertain if they are kidnappers.
"The suspects are currently with the anti-kidnapping unit of the command, but we can’t say they are kidnappers because they are under interrogation and it has not been established that they are kidnappers,” he said.
Meanwhile, members of the Vigilance group have continued routine combing of communities in the Ekiti local government area in the Kwara South senatorial district.

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