Bandits set to raid Ekiti – Police

By Valentine Amanze

The Police have raised the alarm that bandits would soon raid communities in Ekiti State.

The Ekiti State Police Command, which did not disclose where the bandits were coming from, however, said that it had intelligence report that the criminals would pose as law-abiding citizens before launching attacks on their host communities after settling down.

Police Commissioner Babatunde Mobayo, in a statement, on Wednesday, warned residents to be on the alert and beware of whom they harbour.

Mobayo further disclosed that based on information, the armed bandits would start entering the state in batches.

His words: “It has come to the notice of Ekiti State Police Command through intelligence gathering that some groups of persons suspected to be armed hoodlums and criminally-minded aliens have concluded their plans to enter Ekiti State in their large numbers to unleash evil, cause havoc and create apprehension.

“Furthermore, intelligence gathering has it that the first set of the armed hoodlums will arrive the state under the pretext of settling peacefully with their host communities while the other set will come later to launch attacks and cause havoc on innocent populace.

“The Command wishes to state that this does not call for panic; rather it calls for effective and enhanced community policing.

“In view of this, the Commissioner of Police, Ekiti State Command, implores all and sundry to be security conscious, extremely vigilant and report to the police immediately any suspected person or group of persons arriving, residing or found perambulating in their environs.

“The CP also implores all land owners, landlords and agents to…know the identities of those they accommodate, let or sell their properties to avoid accommodating or harbouring criminals who may in turn threaten the peace of the society”.

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