Not less than 15 suspected bandits from the northern part of the country have been arrested by Oyo state police department on Monday at Akinyele town in Ibadan.
According to the traditional ruler of Akinyele town, Chief James Oluyemi Adeniran, he noted that almost 200 of them were conveyed from Kebbi state to the bush that leads to the town this morning but security personnels were able to apprehend only 15 of them while others including the driver absconded.
He lamented that the situation is getting out of hand as the activities of herdsmen and northern migrants turned criminals is on the rise.
Also, the head of Hausa residents in the village, Seriki Ado Sule revealed that the suspected bandits confessed that they only came to work as motorcyclists and were afraid of being apprehended for non possession of license which made them flee into the bush.
Mr Sule further added that though their intentions are yet unknown but he is sure that legal actions would be taken against any form of illegalities.
However, the suspected bandits who were apprehended has been taken to Akinyele Police for further investigation.
The officer in charge of Akinyele Police station, Mr Atah AbdulRahmon confirmed the arrest and disclosed that the case is still under investigation.