Police arrest 150 Boko Haram suspects in Ondo.


The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the Funbi Fagun Police station, Mr Olu-Ojo Ogunmoyole and men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad from the Police headquarters in Akure swung into action and went after the truck conveying the suspects.

The suspects, after being apprehended were detained at the Police station before being taken to Akure.

Speaking with newsmen, one of the suspects, Abdulahi Sheriff denied that they are members of the sect.

Abdulahi, who said that they were “farmers coming from Birni-Kebbi to farm in Ore town”, noted that they left their homes owing to the prolonged dry season in their state which has affected their farming activities.

The DPO of Funbi Fagun Police Station, Ogunmoyole told newsmen that the suspects were intercepted during a surveillance operation carried out by the anti-robbery squad attached to the Police division.

He, however, advised people of the community to remain calm and go about their lawful businesses.

When contacted, the State Police spokesman, Mr Femi Joseph denied that the 150 suspects arrested in Ondo are members of the Boko Haram.

Reacting to the arrest, Joseph said investigation so far conducted showed that they are farmers travelling to Ore town  for farming activities.

On the weapons found in their possession, the police spokesman said some of the apprehended men were hunters.


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