The Oyo State chapter of the Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun has recovered four AK 47 rifles, military camouflages and about sixty rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, alleged to have been abandoned by kidnappers operating in an undisclosed forest in the state.
Other items recovered were wraps of Canabis, raincoat and two Nigerian Army caps and one beret.
Briefing newsmen on at the state headquarters of the Amotekun corp in the Moniya area of Ibadan, Commandant of the Amotekun Corp, Col. Olayinka Olayanju, explained that the men of the command have been combing the forests in some parts of the state, following the recent abductions of passengers along the Lagos/Ibadan expressway.
He said, efforts of his men paid off last week Saturday, when the items were discovered in one of the forests, following a tip-off that some gunmen were cited in one of the undisclosed forests.
The Security situation in the Southwest has been heightened in the last few weeks following the upsurge in the activities of unknown gunmen in several parts of the region leading to the death of some people including Police personnel in Oyo State.
Some Others were also abducted while some roads are now seen as very dangerous for commuters and Drivers.
The Oyo, Ogun and Lagos State Police Commands have also solicited for the support of the Inspector General of Police with a joint Military, Police and Other allied Security Forces now visible in several parts of the region.
The Move by the Amotekun Corps in Oyo State is also meant to nip in the bud the activities of gunmen who have laid siege to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in recent weeks.
Several Reports of attacks on the strategically important road have surfaced in recent times with the Inspector General of Police and the Nigerian Police Force promising to enhance patrol on the road.